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SKYWARN Training from NWS Mobile/Pensacola

SKYWARN Spotter Training



August, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
06 Basic - Andalusia, AL
(Covington County)
5:30pm CDT Covington County EMA Commission Chambers 272 Hillcrest Drive
Contact Information: Susan Harris (Covington EMA) 334-428-2670
 

  
 

 

Additional classes will be added through late summer into the fall.

 

 

Course Descriptions:

  • Basic SkyWarn Class
    • This is the introductory course that describes the basic forms of severe weather, what NWS SkyWarn spotters do, basic spotting techniques, how to make reports to NWS Mobile/Pensacola and basic storm safety. 
    • Lasts approximately 1.5 - 2 hours

 

  • Advanced SkyWarn Class
    • This course covers (in greater detail) storm structure, tornadogenesis, basic parameters NWS Meteorologists look for to determine severe storm potential and basic radar meteorology
    • Lasts approximately 1.5 hours

 

  • Other Topics
    • These courses cover other meteorological topics such as tropical weather, marine weather, fire weather, etc.
    • Lasts approximately 1 hour

 

 

There are no formal prerequisites for the Basic SkyWarn class; however, we recommend attendees take our online training beforehand...

 

For the Advanced SkyWarn class, we request that attendees first take the Basic SkyWarn class to have a basic foundation for the more advanced topics that will be covered.

 

 


 

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