NWS Winter Skywarn Spotter Training

With cold temperatures soon invading our towns and snow and ice as products, you don’t want to be surprised when it comes. One way you can protect yourself is by learning the secrets of the sky. The National Weather Service is offering 3 virtual Winter Skywarn Spotter sessions this month.

This is supplemental training that is not required to be a volunteer spotter. This 90-minute presentation will focus on the cool season with additional education for “all season spotters” as well.

During this training, you will be equipped with the essentials in order to spot a storm. Included in this session include basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features, information to report/how to report, and basic severe weather safety.

This training is free and open to the public via registration links.

November 16 – 6:30-8:00 pm

November 21 – 1:00-2:30 pm

November 29 – 6:30-8:00 pm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are encouraged to become a spotter.