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Course Descriptions:

  • Basic SkyWarn Class
    • This is the introductory course that describes the basic forms of severe weather, what NWS SkyWarn spotters do, basic spotting techniques, how to make reports to NWS Mobile/Pensacola and basic storm safety. 
    • Lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Advanced SkyWarn Class
    • This course covers (in greater detail) storm structure, tornadogenesis, basic parameters NWS Meteorologists look for to determine severe storm potential and basic radar meteorology
    • Lasts approximately 1.5 hours
  • Other Topics
    • These courses cover other meteorological topics such as tropical weather, marine weather, fire weather, etc.
    • Lasts approximately 1 hour

There are no formal prerequisites for the Basic SkyWarn class; however, we recommend attendees take our online training beforehand...

For the Advanced SkyWarn class, we request that attendees first take the Basic SkyWarn class to have a basic foundation for the more advanced topics that will be covered.

 


 

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