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Spotter Training Schedule

2024 Spring SKYWARN Classes Are Being Scheduled!

The classes are free and open to the public.
For virtual classes, registering in advance for the class is preferred but you can also join at the start time.
Classes conducted via Facebook Live are open to all and do not require registration.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training in partnership with local emergency management officials.

The training sessions are typically two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features, and proper reporting procedures.


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Basic Class
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Advanced Class
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Winter Class
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Spring 2024 SKYWARN Schedule List






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Basic 7:00 PM March 6, 2024 Allegheny County Emergency Services 150 Hookstown Grade Rd,
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Basic 6:00 PM March 26, 2024 BC3 Public Safety Training Center 107 College Drive, Butler, PA 16002 COMPLETED
Basic 6:30 PM CANCELLED Brooke County Public Library - The River Room 945 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 CANCELLED
Basic 6:00 PM April 4, 2024 Guernsey County Administration Building 627 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge, OH 43725 COMPLETED
Basic 6:30 PM April 15, 2024 ONLINE ONLINE Register
Basic 6:30 PM April 17, 2024 Mercer County Emergency Management Building 205 South Erie Street, Mercer, PA 16137 Register
Basic 6:30 PM April 30, 2024 Belmont County EMA 68329 Bannock Uniontown Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 Register
Basic 6:30 PM May 9, 2024 Columbiana County Career Center 9364 OH-45, Lisbon, OH 44432 Register
Flood 6:00 PM May 13, 2024 Belmont County District Library 20 James Wright Place, Martins Ferry, OH 43935 Register