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North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee Skywarn web page available!

SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. Storm spotters come from many walks of life, including fire fighters, law enforcement, and amateur radio operators. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather based phenomena to the NWS.  Skywarn spotter training is FREE and open to any member of the public.  Prior registration is NOT required.

In addition to serving as a community's first line of defense against dangerous storms, spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS vital ground truth data, which helps the NWS perform our primary mission, to save lives and property.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Huntsville maintains communications with area emergency managers, law enforcement and spotters who report via amateur radio during severe or adverse weather events. The Northern Alabama SKYWARN group, and the NWS Huntsville provide guidelines and information on how to become involved with Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee SKYWARN activities.

Spotter Information

*In Adobe PDF format, a free download.

Additional Spotter Links


NWS Huntsville SKYWARN Spotter Class Schedule for the Spring 2023 Severe Season


Date Time Location  
January 24th 6:00 PM Limestone county  
January 26th 6:00 PM Colbert county  
February 2nd 6:00 PM

Lawrence county

555 Walnut St,

Moulton, AL 35650

February 7th 6:00 PM

Lauderdale county

University of North Alabama-East Campus 1640 Tune, Ave.

Florence, AL 35630


February 21st 6:00 PM

Cullman County 

204 2nd Ave NE 

Cullman, AL 35055

February 23rd 6:00 PM

Lincoln County, TN

1615 Wilson Parkway

Fayetteville, TN 37334

To Register:
Call Steve Parks (931) 438-1575 or

March 8th 6:00 PM

Morgan County

 Trinity Town Hall
35 Preston Drive
Trinity, Alabama, 35673

March 14th  6:00 PM Madison County

Huntsville Jaycee's Building
2200 Jaycee Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
March 21st 6:00 PM

Marshall county

Marshall Co EMA Office
3550 Creek Path Rd
Guntersville, AL 35976

March 24th 6:00 PM

Jackson/DeKalb county

Northeast Alabama Community College
Math, Science and Engineering Technology Building (MT)   Room 119
138 AL Hwy 35
Rainsville, Alabama 35986

March 29th 6:00 PM

Morgan County: for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

AIDB Decatur Regional Center
 4104 U.S. Hwy 31 S 

Decatur, AL 35603

ASL Interpreters & CART Services will be provided

March 30th 6:00 PM

Madison County: for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Huntsville AIDB
4092 Memorial Parkway SW
Suite 105
Huntsville, AL
*Note their new location!*
ASL Interpreters  & CART Services will be provided


May 30th

6:00 PM

Advanced Spotter Class 

Register for the event at: