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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 2022 Severe Season


Date Time Session Link
February 3rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 8th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 15th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
February 26th 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 1st 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
March 3rd 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


How to Attend an Online SKYWARN Spotter Class


  1. Via the schedule above, register by clicking the link
    corresponding to the class you'd like to attend.

  2. Select the 'join webinar' button on the registration page or
    in your confirmation email and follow the prompts.

  3. Enjoy the class and ask questions.