Spring 2013 SKYWARNTM Information

Storm Spotter Training Classes for Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee have been announced for Spring 2013. Check out the following schedule.

 ** 2/21 -- UPDATED to include Morgan County Public Class **

Date County Time


Feb. 12, 2013
Lawrence County *COMPLETED - Thanks to those who attended * 
Feb. 19, 2013
DeKalb County

*COMPLETED - Thanks to those who attended *

Feb. 21, 2013
 Franklin County, TN

*COMPLETED - Thanks to those who attended *

Feb. 26, 2013

 Cullman County 6:00 - 8:00 PM  

Cullman City Hall
204 2nd Ave NE
Cullman, AL

Feb. 28, 2013
 Marshall County 6:00 - 8:00 PM  

Guntersville Town Hall
341 Gunter Ave.
Guntersville, AL

Mar. 4, 2013
 Limestone County 6:00 - 8:00 PM  

Limestone County Event Center
114 W. Pryor St. Athens AL

Mar. 5, 2013
Madison County 6:00 - 8:00 PM USSRC Education Resource Center
1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
Mar. 7, 2013
Colbert County 6:00 - 8:00 PM NW Shoals C.C. (Bevill Center)
1011 George Wallace Blvd
Tuscumbia, AL
Mar. 11, 2013
Jackson County 6:00 - 8:00 PM Jackson County EOC
102 E. Laurel St. Scottsboro AL
Mar. 21, 2013
** Morgan County 6:30 - 8:30 PM Hartselle Civic Center
406 Nance Ford Rd. SW
Hartselle, AL
Mar. 28, 2013
Lauderdale County 6:00 - 8:00 PM Culinary Classroom (East Campus of UNA)
Florence, AL


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


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