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Severe Storm Spotter Training




(YouTube Spotter Talk - 11 minutes)


‚Äč   This list of upcoming spotter classes that have been scheduled in eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The class lasts around 60 minutes and provides a basic understanding of thunderstorm structure, spotting techniques, reporting criteria, and procedures. The classes are free and there is no need to register, simply attend a class near your location. If a class has not been scheduled in your county, please feel free to attend a class in a neighboring county at your convenience. Additional classes may be added in the future, so please check back to see if a class has been added for your area. If you have any questions concerning the spotter training sessions offered by the National Weather Service, please email Brian Smith, Warning Coordination Meteorologist.


Weather Spotter's Field Guide - pdf file 

Skywatcher Cloud Chart - pdf file

Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics Online Training Module

Role of the Skywarn Spotter Online Training Module