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NWS Louisville Spotter Training

****All in-person Skywarn spotter classes have been SUSPENDED until further notice. Please stay tuned for details regarding Webinars, or complete our online spotter class**** 

 

Spotter Presentation Details

  • Multimedia presentation containing information about identifying/reporting severe weather, severe weather safety, severe weather climatology, thunderstorm types and threat
  • Runs 90 to 120 minutes in length, is open to the public, and free of charge. No prior registration is required.
  • Instructors are NWS Meteorologists - Questions are encouraged and welcome!

 

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:

 


Online Webinars

Skywarn Spotter Training will be delivered by Webinar. Dates/times, and connection details will be posted soon. 

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!


Runs 90 to 120 minutes in length, open to the public, and free of charge. - First 250 people who go to the Join-Me web link provided will be allowed on the webinar!
Instructors are NWS Meteorologists - Real-time questions allowed!

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

  • Go to: join.me/nws-louisville just prior to the start of the webinar
  • Call 1-877-915-2496, and enter the Conference ID 7174316#
  • iPhone/iPad and Android phone Join.Me applications can be downloaded at https://join.me. Smartphone user access is: nws-louisville
  • NWS instructor will provide additional instructions at the start of the presentation

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.