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Mid-Atlantic Severe Storms; Western Heat and Fire Weather Threats

A frontal system will produce a line of severe thunderstorms with potential for damaging winds, hail, and locally heavy rain in the Central Appalachians. Isolated storms may develop in the High Plains, Upper Midwest, and northern Gulf Coast. Dangerous heat and critical fire weather threats will develop across the Southwest and Great Basin. Record highs will be possible into the High Plains. Read More >

 

To Submit a Weather Report
(For registered SKYWARN spotters)

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

Flooding, hail, wind or tornado reports:
Use our SKYWARN Spotter Hotline 800 #.
Other reports can be emailed to: lwx-report@noaa.gov

 


Upcoming SKYWARN® Classes
These classes are free and open to the public!

 

CLASS

DATE

TIME

COUNTY

LOCATION

REGISTRATION

Basics Classes

Basics

Thursday

June 24th, 2021

6 pm -         8 pm

Anne Arundel County, MD Online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-basics-anne-arundel-county-md-tickets-154499790031
Basics

Wednesday 

July 21st, 2021

6 pm -

8pm

Baltimore County, MD Online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-basics-baltimore-county-md-tickets-154500664647

Tropical Advanced Class (Must be a current spotter)

Tropical

Thursday

July 22nd,

2021

6pm - 8:30 pm Calvert County, MD Online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-tropical-calvert-county-md-tickets-157411904243
Further classes will be scheduled over the next few months.

Online Basics SKYWARN Classes are open to all of the general public.

 

Important notes:
-Winter, Convection, and Tropical 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 NWS_BaltWash SKYWARN®
 


National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

SKYWARN® Presentations

 

Descriptions of SKYWARN Spotter Classes
 


** National online spotter courses available too, BUT... **

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. You must take a class with us to become registered as a spotter with our office.
 


Amateur Radio and SKYWARN

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

Click here to access PDF versions of our SKYWARN presentations

 

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