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SKYWARN Training from NWS Mobile/Pensacola

Fall 2014 (more soon!)
SkyWarn Spotter Training
 

 

Date Time (CDT) Class Location Contact to Register

October 14

630-8 pm CDT

Basic

NOAA Disaster Response Center
7344 Zeigler Boulevard
Mobile, Alabama 36608

Jason Beaman (NWS Mobile)
Phone: 251-633-6443

October 21

630-8 pm CDT

Basic

Escambia County FL EOC
6575 N W St
Pensacola, Florida 32505

Elton Gilmore (Escambia EOC)
Phone: 850-471-6415

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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 (Level 1) 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
  • Advanced (Level 2) SkyWarn Class
    • This course covers more advanced radar meteorology, an overview of advanced tools used by experienced mobile storm spotters and higher level meteorological parameters that NWS meteorologists use to predict severe weather.
    • 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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