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About SKYWARN Training Schedule Training Certificates


SKYWARN weather spotters are a group of trained volunteers that watch the skies during severe weather and relay reports back to the National Weather Service (NWS). These spotter reports are crucial for effective warnings and can save lives by validating an existing warning or providing the impetus for issuing a new warning. Skywarn spotter training sessions are offered in the Fall and in the Spring and are free to anyone with an interest in severe weather and in providing these critical reports that contribute to public safety. These training sessions last around 2.5 hours and typically are held weekday evenings and some Saturdays. The training is ideal for ham radio and CERT groups, first responders, dispatchers and private citizens interested in getting involved. 

Check out the links below for the latest Skywarn program schedule for southeast Texas. If you live in or near these communities and are interested in becoming a Skywarn Spotter you are invited to attend one of these sessions. For further information on particular programs please contact Dan Reilly at