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SKYWARN Training from NWS Mobile/Pensacola

SKYWARN Spotter Training



September, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
01 Basic - Mobile, AL
(Mobile County)
6:30pm CDT Mobile Public Library West Regional Branch 555 Grelot Rd Mobile AL 36609
Contact Information: Donald Leeth (Mobile EMA) 251-460-8000

October, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
27 Basic - Pine Hill, AL
(Wilcox County)
6:00pm CDT Pine Hill Town Hall 50 Dunn St Pine Hill, AL 36769
Contact Information: Curtis Williamson (Town of Pine Hill) 334-963-4351

November, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
10 Basic - Robertsdale, AL
(Baldwin County)
6:00pm CST Baldwin County EMA 23100 McAuliffe Drive Robertsdale, AL 36567
Contact Information: Scott Wallace (Baldwin EMA) 251-972-8517
19 Advanced - Robertsdale, AL
(Baldwin County)
6:00pm CST Baldwin County EMA 23100 McAuliffe Drive Robertsdale, AL 36567
Contact Information: Scott Wallace (Baldwin EMA) 251-972-8517
 

  
 

 

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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