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SKYWARN® Training Classes and Information

Upcoming Classes - Spring 2019 (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 2019    

 

 

3/21/2019

(Thu)

 

 

7 pm

 

CoCoRaHS Training Class

Register and follow along on your computer or mobile device using the GoToMeeting App!

 

 

Register for this session  here

April 2018    

 

 

4/3/2019

(Wed)

 

 

 

6:30 pm

 

 

Salisbury, MD 

(Wicomico County)

Class Info here

 

MAC, Inc

909 Progress Circle 

Click to Register for the Class

 

 

4/3/2019

(Wed)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Glen Allen, VA 

(Henrico County)

 

Glen Allen Library

10501 Staples Mill Rd

Click to Register for the Class

 

 

4/9/2019

(Tue)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk*)

(*In association with Old Dominion University)

 

Norfolk Police

3rd Precinct Community room

901 Asbury Ave

Click to Register for the Class

 

 

4/15/2019

(Mon)

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Williamsburg, VA

(James City County/City of Williamsburg)

 

CLASS IS FULL!

 

James City County Rec. Center

5301 Longhill Rd

 

 

Registration

Closed 

 

 

 

4/24/2019

(Wed)

 

 

 

6 pm

 

 

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton*)

(In association with Hampton University)

 

Hampton University

Harvey Library

1st Floor Atrium

Click to Register for the Class

May 2019    

 

5/21/2019

(Tue)

 

11 am

 

ONLINE Basic SKYWARN

Register and follow along on your computer or mobile device using the GoToMeeting App!

 

Register for this session here

June 2019    

 

6/13/2019

(Thu)

 

1 pm

 

ONLINE Advanced SKYWARN

Register and follow along on your computer or mobile device using the GoToMeeting App!

 

Register for this session 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.

 

Click here for a copy of our latest NEWSLETTER, The Weather Nut!