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North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee Skywarn web page available!

www.nalsw.net


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 2020 Severe Season

        

Date Time Session Link
Tuesday, March 17th Completed https://join.me/340-144-736
Thursday, March 19th Completed https://join.me/357-521-833
Tuesday, March 24th Postponed https://join.me/300-174-284
Tuesday, April 7th Completed https://join.me/154-574-350
Thursday, April 16th Completed https://join.me/934-431-438
Wednesday, April 22nd 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM https://join.me/681-925-155

 

How to Attend an Online SKYWARN Spotter Class

You may attend any spotter course via: your Internet browser using web-based
Join.me, or your tablet using the Join.me app., available for download in Google
Play and the Apple App store. 

Internet browser:

  1.  Go to Join.me  
  2.  Select the green button located on the right of the web page labeled
     'Join Meeting.'
  3.  You will then be prompted to enter a nine-digit code. The code corresponds to the time and date of the course   you wish to attend. Scroll up to the class schedule to retrieve your code.
  4.  Enable your audio feed by selecting the green audio button at the top of the Join.me window. Select "Call by   Internet" in the drop-down menu.

Join.me app.:

  1. Open the Join.me app.
  2. Enter your nine-digit meeting code under the green "join" section. The code corresponds to the time and date of the course you wish to attend. Scroll up to the class schedule to retrieve your code.
  3. Enable your audio feed by selecting the green phone icon at the top of the Join.me window. Select "Call by  Internet" in the drop-down menu.