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National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

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

Next courses will be scheduled in the fall. Please check back later!

 

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 Isha Renta, Skywarn Program Coordinator at NWS Baltimore/Washington