NWS Louisville Spotter Training
Below you will find information and resources about the 2017 NWS Louisville Spotter Training program. Be sure to click on each tab below for information about the schedule, online webinars and self-guided modules available.
Spotter Presentation Details
Additional online courses are available via the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) COMET Program. Like the NWS Louisville online modules, these courses can be completed at your own pace, and serve as an excellent supplement to training offered by the NWS.
Additional Storm Spotter resource information:
|Location||Date & Time||Address||Basic / Advanced||Contact Info||Preregistration|
Thu March 30
Postponed due to potential severe weather
Madison Township Fire Station
3413 Michigan Road
Tue April 4
7:00-9:00 PM EDT
Wilson Education Center
2101 Grace Ave
Thu April 6
6:30-8:30 PM EDT
Asher Science Building Room 112
320 East College Street
Jack Donovan or
Note that class times/locations are subject to change on short notice, so check back every once in a while to confirm the time and location of the talk you're interested in.
No Skywarn Webinars currently scheduled. Check back from time to time as we may schedule them in the future.
Webinar Spotter Presentation Details - It's Simple to View a Webinar!
Multimedia presentation containing information about identifying/reporting severe weather, severe weather safety, severe weather climatology, thunderstorm types and threats, and more. Same as the "in-person" presentation!
Webinar Details: PC with at least 1.5 mb/sec download speed, Adobe Flash installed, and a phone (land-line or cell phone) are REQUIRED
Self Guided Online Modules
NWS Louisville has developed an online version of its Skywarn Spotter Training, tailored to the unique challenges of severe storm spotting in the Ohio Valley. There are 4 video modules, with a quiz covering each module. The quizzes must be completed in order because you'll need the code word that you get for completing one in order to access the next.
Once you've reviewed each module, complete the quiz. You will receive an e-mail with your results shortly after you complete the quiz. If you answer ALL questions correctly, your e-mail will include the code word that you will need to access the next quiz.
After all 4 quizzes are successfully completed, you'll receive a link to register in the NWS Louisville spotter database.