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SKYWARN ®

To Submit a Weather Report

RAIN/SNOW/ICE REPORTS: LWX Spotters: you can now submit heavy rainfall (1"+), as well as snow and/or ice reports
at: https://goo.gl/forms/9617O51NiDXOvYwD2

Flooding, hail, wind or tornado reports: Call 1-800-253-7091
Other reports can be emailed to: lwx-report@noaa.gov

 

Upcoming SKYWARN® Classes

CLASS

DATE

TIME

COUNTY

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

Basic

Wednesday

04/03/2019

7pm - 9pm Culpeper

Culpeper County Office of Emergency Services

14022 Public Safety Court

Culpeper, VA 22701

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-basics-culpeper-county-tickets-56511595704
Basic

Thursday 04/25/2019

6pm - 8pm St. Mary's

Chesapeake Building

41770 Baldridge Street

Leonardtown, MD 20650

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-basics-st-marys-county-tickets-56381693162
Flood Wednesday
03/20/2019
6:30pm - 9pm Howard

George Howard Building Banneker Room

3430 Court House Dr

# 100  

Ellicott City, MD 21043

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-flooding-howard-county-tickets-55813709307
Flood

Monday
03/25/2019

6:30pm - 9pm Harford

Harford County EOC

2220 Ady Road

Forest Hill, MD 21050

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-flooding-harford-county-tickets-55814056345
Flood

Tuesday

03/26/2019

6pm - 8:30pm Frederick, MD

Frederick Senior Center

1440 Taney Ave

Frederick, MD 21702

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-flooding-frederick-county-tickets-55814238891
Flood

Wednesday

04/03/2019

6:30pm - 

9pm

Albemarle 5th Street Albemarle County Building

1600 5th Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-flooding-albemarle-county-tickets-56379168611
Flood

Thursday

04/18/2019

 6pm - 8:30 pm Madison / Greene

Madison Fire Station

1223 N Main Street

Madison, VA 22727

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-flooding-madison-greene-county-joint-class-tickets-56379882747

Additional classes are still being scheduled. Please check back soon!

 

Important notes:
-Some Advanced classes require SKYWARN® Basics as a prerequisite.
-You may attend a class even if it is not in the county you reside in.

-Due to the high demand of classes we can not offer classes in every region every season.


 

What is SKYWARN®?

SKYWARN® is a national network of volunteer severe weather spotters. The spotters are trained by local National Weather Service Forecast Offices on how to spot severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding. In some parts of the country, spotters also report snowfall and ice accumulation.

 

Join SKYWARN®

 

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

SKYWARN® Presentations

 

Descriptions of SKYWARN Spotter Classes

 

SKYWARN® Basics (pdf)

SKYWARN® Flood (pdf)

SKYWARN® Convection (pdf)

SKYWARN® Winter (pdf)

SKYWARN® Tropical (pdf)

 

**Online Courses Available**

National SKYWARN® courses are also offered online by COMET on their MetED site (located here.) These courses can be extra value to you however they do not replace the SKYWARN® Basics course taught by one of our meteorologists from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington. These online courses leave out vital information on the multitude of weather threats we get in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 

Amateur Radio

National Capital Area Skywarn Support Group

 

Additional SKYWARN® Information

National SKYWARN Page

Print out a Spotter ID card

Weather Spotter's Field Guide

Guía Práctica del Observador del Tiempo

Review on measuring snow (below)

 
Forgot your Spotter ID? Contact us!
Questions? Contact lwx-report@noaa.gov