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SKYWARN™ Spotter Class Schedule - These Classes are Virtual                                                                                                
 County   Date

Time

Location
Wherever you Choose!

Class Contact

Virtual January
18th
6-7 pm

Register Here 

Kip Bricker
(email)
Virtual February
25th
6-7 pm

Register Here

Kip Bricker
(email)
Virtual March
16th
6-7 pm

Register Here 

Kip Bricker
(email)
Virtual May
19th
6-7 pm

Register Here 

Kip Bricker
(email)
Virtual May
25th
6-7 pm

Register Here 

Kip Bricker
(email)

SKYWARN™ Spotter Class Schedule - These Classes are In-Person                                                                                                
 County   Date

Time

Location

Registration Contact

Flagler December
1st
6-8 pm

Flagler County EOC
1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building 3
Bunnell, FL 32110

Bob Pickering
(email)
Columbia January
11th

2 Basic Classes!


Class 1:
10:30 am to 11:45 am

Class 2:
1:30 pm to
2:45 pm

Columbia County EOC
3395 Harris Road
Waycross, GA 31503

Shayne Morgan
(email)
Flagler February
7th
6-8 pm

Flagler County EOC
1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building 3
Bunnell, FL 32110

Bob Pickering
(email)
Columbia February
16th
6-8 pm

Columbia County EOC
263 NW Lake City Ave
Lake City, FL 32055

Shayne Morgan
(email)
Nassau March
14th
1:30-3:30 pm

Nassau County EOC
77150 Citizens Cir
Yulee, 32097

Martha Oberdorfer
(email)
Columbia April
1st
Midday

Columbia County EOC
263 NW Lake City Ave
Lake City, FL 32055

Shayne Morgan
(email)
Nassau April
14th
6-8 pm

Nassau County EOC
77150 Citizens Cir
Yulee, 32097

Martha Oberdorfer
(email)
Ware April
18th
6-8 pm

Ware County EOC
3395 Harris Road
Waycross, GA 31503

Perry Blackburn
(email)
Flagler May
20th
6-8 pm

Flagler County EOC
1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building 3
Bunnell, FL 32110

Bob Pickering
(email)

IMPORTANT:  Classes may be canceled with short notice should severe weather, a tropical storm, or hurricane pose a threat to the forecast area.  All potential class attendees should check the web site on the day of the class or contact the class point of contact to insure that the class has not been canceled. 

 

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Spotter Classes
NWS JAX Class Video (1 hr 18 min, cc option)
NWS JAX Online Spotter Course (Slides Only)
MetEd Skywarn™ Spotter Training Courses

 

Field Guides
NWS Spotter Field Guides
Hail and Wind Guides
   

 


What is the NWS Skywarn™ Storm Spotter Program? 


The Skywarn™ spotter program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the National Weather Service (NWS) to report significant weather. All are welcome to participate!  The NWS's mission is to protect lives and property from dangerous weather events through forecasts and warning notifications. Skywarn™ spotter help meet this mission by safely relaying ground truth weather observation reports to their local NWS office. Spotter reports ultimately help the NWS provide better weather watch and warning services.
 

 

Skywarn™ Observations

Skywarn™ reports are relayed from on the road, while at work, or at your home. Never jeopardize your own safety while participating in Skywarn™.  Spotter safety is always of upmost importance - Spotters are never encouraged to go outside during dangerous weather. When safe for spotter do relay weather reports to the NWS JAX, there are multiple ways to do so either by calling the operations team, submitting online reports or sharing reports via Social Media. 
 

 

Skywarn™ and Amateur Radio Operators

HAM radio operators have a special place in the Skywarn™ program. NWS offices have HAM equipment on site. Skywarn™ nets run by the volunteer amateur radio net control operators allow for reports to be directly heard at National Weather Service offices. For more information on the NWS Jacksonville HAM radio network, contact Scott Roberts.

 

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