Some Storm Spotter Training Classes for Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee have been announced for Spring 2015.  Check out the following schedule. 
Date County Time
Tuesday, February 3 Cullman County 6:00 PM Good Hope Town Hall
134 Town Hall Drive
Cullman, AL
Thursday, February 5 Marshall County 6:00 PM Guntersville Town Hall
340 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL
Tuesday, February 10 Lawrence County 7:00 PM Lawrence County EMA
555 Walnut Street
Moulton, AL
Wednesday, February 18 Franklin County, TN ** POSTPONED **
Rescheduled Date: TBD
Franklin County Annex
892 Dinah Shore Blvd.
Winchester, TN
Thursday, February 19 Jackson County 6:00 PM Stevenson City Hall
104 Kentucky Avenue
Stevenson, AL
Tuesday, February 24 Limestone County 6:00PM Limestone Co. Event Center
114 W. Pryor St.
Athens, AL
Monday, March 9 Moore County, TN 6:00 PM American Legion Building
119 Booneville Hwy
Lynchburg, TN
Tuesday, March 10 Madison County 5:30 PM US Space & Rocket Center - Davidson Center
(National Geographic Theater)
1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL
Thursday, March 12 Colbert County 6:00 PM Northwest Shoals Community College
(Hospitality House)
800 George Wallace Blvd.
Muscle Shoals, AL
Monday, March 16 DeKalb County 7:00 PM County Comm. Chambers
111 Grand Ave. SW
Suite 200
Ft. Payne, AL
Tuesday, March 24 Franklin County (AL) 6:30 PM Belgreen High School Auditorium
14220 AL Hwy 187
Russellville, AL
Thursday, March 26 Lauderdale County 6:00 PM University of North Alabama
East Campus
1640 Tune Ave.
Florence, AL
Tuesday, March 31 Morgan County 6:30 PM Brewer High School
59 Eva Road
Somerville, AL
(off of Highway 67)
Thursday, April 9

Jefferson County

(Partnering with WFO Birmingham for Class)

2 PM - 4 PM


Spotter Class for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Click here for more details)

Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind - Regional Center
220 34th Street South

Updated North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee Skywarn web page available!

SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. Storm spotters come from many walks of life, including fire fighters, law enforcement, and amateur radio operators. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather based phenomena to the NWS.  Skywarn spotter training is FREE and open to any member of the public.  Prior registration is NOT required. 

In addition to serving as a community's first line of defense against dangerous storms, spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS vital ground truth data, which helps the NWS perform our primary mission, to save lives and property.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Huntsville maintains communications with area emergency managers, law enforcement and spotters who report via amateur radio during severe or adverse weather events. The Northern Alabama SKYWARN group, and the NWS Huntsville provide guidelines and information on how to become involved with Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee SKYWARN activities.

Spotter Information

Additional Spotter Links is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.