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Weather Focus Shifts To The West This Weekend

A strong system and cold front will dive and carve through the West this weekend. Widespread mountain snow is expected for the favored terrain, as some winter storm watches have been issued. This system will then evolve into a multi-hazard storm of heavy rain, flooding and severe thunderstorms early to the middle of next week, from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the saturated Mid South. Read More >

SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes - Spring 2020 (Course Listing)

 

*Please see our new course offering page for more information on class content.

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

 

Date

Time

(EDT)

 

Location (County)

 

Registration Information/Notes

March  2020    

 

3/19/20

(Thu)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Hanover, VA

(Hanover County)

 

 

7501 Library Dr.

Training Room

Registration Required! Click here

 

03/23/20

(Mon)

 

 

1 pm

 

 

Online Basic SKYWARN

Follow along on your

computer or mobile device!

 

Online SKYWARN

Register here!

 

 

3/30/20

(Mon)

 

 

7 pm

 

Online CoCoRaHS Training

Follow along on your

computer or mobile device!

 

Online CoCoRaHS Training session

Register here!

April 2020    

 

4/7/20

(Tue)

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Amelia, VA

(Amelia County)

 

Amelia County Fire Station #1

8950 Otterburn Rd

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/7/20

(Tue)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton, In partnership with Hampton University)

 

Hampton University

Harvey Library

130 E Tyler St

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/9/20

(Thu)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Basic SKYWARN

Warsaw, VA

(Richmond County)

 

 

Richmond County

Dept. of Emergency Services

152 Community Park Dr

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/14/20

(Tue)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Princess Anne, MD

(Somerset County)

Lower Eastern Shore Regional Training Center

12148 John Wilson Lane

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/15/20

(Wed)

 

 

6 pm

 

Advanced SKYWARN

Princess Anne, MD

(Somerset County)

Lower Eastern Shore Regional Training Center

12148 John Wilson Lane

Registration Required! Click here

 

 

4/27/20

(Mon)

 

 

 

6:30 pm

 

ADVANCED SKYWARN

Norfolk, VA 

(City of Norfolk, in partnership with

Old Dominion University)

 

**Parking Info: Please park at

 43rd and Bluestone Parking Garage...Floors 2-4.**

 

 

ODU Webb Center, 2nd floor

1301 W. 49th Street

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/30/20

(Thu)

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Chesapeake, VA

(City of Chesapeake)

 

Chesapeake Public Safety Op. Center

2130 S.Military Highway

Registration Required! Click here

 

4/30/20

(Thu)

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Powhatan, VA

(Powhatan County)

 

Huguenot Fire Station

1958 Urbine Rd

Registration Required! Click here

May  2020    

 

5/4/20

(Mon)

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Williamsburg, VA

(James City County and the City of Williamsburg)

 

James City County Rec Center

5301 Longhill Rd

Registration Required! Click here

 

5/6/20

(Wed)

 

 

6 pm

 

Basic SKYWARN

Moyock, NC

(Currituck County)

 

Moyock Library

126 Campus Dr

Registration Required! Click here

 

** Important: Due to high demand, these class will NOT be held in every county every year. You may attend an NWS Wakefield SKYWARN class in any location that is convenient for you, regardless of where you live. If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact Mike Montefusco, SKYWARN™ coordinator at the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

 

On-line SKYWARN Recorded Spotter Training Modules

 

     

 

Don't see a course offering near you? Unable to attend local training? A recorded, online course was developed by the National Weather Service through Meted/UCAR/COMET. The program is intended to support, enhance and stimulate learning about atmospheric and related sciences. The course serves as an alternate means of instruction for those unable to attend NWS-supported spotter training classes. However, please bear in mind that the online course is NOT intended to replace the live, local SKYWARN spotter training classes offered by your National Weather Service Forecast Office.

Also, remember that whether attending a class in person or online FOLLOW-UP TRAINING IS REQUIRED EVERY 3 YEARS TO MAINTAIN ACTIVE SKYWARN STATUS!


Spotter Resources

NWS Wakefield Weather Briefing page

Severe Meso Page

Severe Parameters page

Important Spotter Safety Rules

Basic Spotter Field Guide

Advanced Spotter Guide

NWS/NASA Cloud Identification Charts

 

Did you attend one of our training classes?

Print your own Spotter ID card Here!


Basic SKYWARN course completion certificate (**use password provided in class!**)

Advanced SKYWARN course completion certificate (**use password provided in class!**)

Basic SKYWARN Presentation (File size is large)

 

 

Additional Information/Links

National SKYWARN Page

National Weather Service StormReady site.