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NWS Binghamton SKYWARN Schedule  2020.

***At this time we have no Skywarn offerings more will likely be added by the fall*** 

If you have any questions, contact Dave Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at 607 770 9531 x 223 or email

Having technical difficulties registering: e-mail:  Confirmation e-mails for registration will be sent about a week prior to the course. 

Date Time Class County To Register See Below


Thank you for your interest. You can go through an on-line recorded SKYWARN class in three parts below. Once you complete these trainings, email your location name and contact information to and we will put you in our spotter database. This is only for New York and Pennsylvania counties within our area of coverage. If you are taking these videos outside of NY and PA, please followup with your local National Weather Service office. 

About SKYWARN: Our program is a year round program.  Our goal is to train you how to accurately report severe weather to us, ranging from snowfall measurements, to severe weather (hail, wind, tornadoes, flooding).  We offer a Basic SKYWARN and an Advanced SKYWARN in our spring/early summer season, and a Basic Winter SKYWARN in the fall.  Flood SKYWARN is done throughout the year based on interest.  Anyone is welcome to attend the Basic SKYWARN classes, there is no age requirement and you do not need to have had prior training.  For our Advanced classes we require that you have attended (1) of our previous SKYWARN classes in the past 3 years.  This can include either our spring or winter version.  For Skywarn questions, email Mitchell Gaines at and . For Skywarn Amateur Radio questions, email Dave at