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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

  • 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:

 


Training Schedule

Location Date & Time Address Basic / Advanced Contact Info Preregistration
Louisville, KY

Thu May 25

7:00 - 9:00 PM EDT

Frazier Hall

Bellarmine University Louisville, KY

Basic Ron Steve

lmk.ops@noaa.gov

Email security@bellarmine.edu

 

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.


Online Webinars

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!


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.