About Skywarn™...
The National Weather Service modernized during the 1990s, with technological advances and employee training greatly improving the warning process.
Training Certificate Notice

Please Read: Around the 1st and 15th of each month, our office is sent a list of people who successfully completed the online course during the previous half-month and who indicated they wanted to be active spotters. After receipt of the list, the Warning Coordination Meteoroologist will e-mail each person a training certificate from our office, along with some spotting reminders and the unlisted toll-free number to call if severe weather is observed. Please note that our office does not assign spotter numbers. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.