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NWS Bismarck SKYWARN Schedule for 2021 (all virtual)

Severe Weather and Safety Training, called SKYWARN, is free and open to the public.
Sessions will be held virtually via GoToWebinar and will last about one hour, a bit longer
based on audience questions. Register below and a confirmation email will be sent to you.

We'll discuss storm hazards (flash floods, lightning, tornadoes, hail and high wind) and will share
advice on how to be safe from severe weather. Our goal is to make you more Weather-Ready!

If you have questions contact John Paul Martin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at:

Dates for 2021

Time (Central)

Register here for the one you will attend

April 6 - Tuesday 10 am


April 7 - Wednesday

2 pm

April 12 - Monday

4 pm

April 13 - Tuesday

7 pm

April 20 - Tuesday

10 am

April 22 - Thursday

8 pm

April 27 - Tuesday

7 pm


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Reference material for knowledge and safety

Spotter Booklet

Spotter Reference Guide 1

Spotter Reference Guide 2

Hail Size Chart

FEMA - Building A Safe Room 

Scijinks - it's all about weather for kids of all ages

Jetstream - an online school for weather