|SKYWARN Training from NWS Mobile / Pensacola|
Fall 2013 SkyWarn Spotter Training
Date Time (CDT) Class Location Contact to Register
Advanced Level 1
Pensacola Florida at the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center, 6575 North "W" Street, Pensacola, Florida 32505
Escambia County EMA Office
Postponed...being rescheduled for Spring session 2014
To be determined
Advanced Level 2
Andalusia, Alabama at the Andalusia Public Library. 212 South 3 Notch Street, Andalusia, Alabama 36420
Covington County EMA Office
- 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 the NWS, and basic storm safety. The class is approximately 1.5 hours.
- Advanced Level 1 SkyWarn class...This course covers in greater detail storm structure, tornado-genesis, basic parameters NWS Meteorologists look for to determine severe storm potential, and basic radar meteorology. This class is 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. The class is approximately 1.5 hours.
There are no formal prerequisites for the Basic SkyWarn class, however we would recommend attendees take our online training before-hand...
- Role of the SkyWarn Spotter... https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=817amp;caller=/COMET/events/EventList.aspx
- SkyWarn Spotter Convective Basics... https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=816amp;caller=/COMET/events/EventList.aspx
For the Advanced SkyWarn class, attendees will first need to take the Basic SkyWarn class to have a basic foundation for the more advanced topics that will be covered.
- SkyWarn Spotter's Field Guide (26.58 MB)
- SkyWarn Online Training Modules by COMET - MetEd
- NWS Jetstream - An Online School for Weather
- NOAA - NWS Thunderstorm Safety Booklet (13.9 MB)
- NOAA - NWS Lightning Safety Brochure (565.5 KB)
- NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio Brochure (2.61 MB)
- NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio Transmitter Map