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SKYWARN Training from NWS Mobile/Pensacola

SKYWARN Spotter Training

February, 2016 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
11 Advanced - Wiggins, MS
(Stone County)
6:00pm CST Stone County High School Storm Shelter 403 E Border Ave
Contact Information: Raven James (Stone EMA) 601-928-3077
25 Basic - Beaumont, MS
(Perry County)
6:00pm CST Beaumont Volunteer Fire Department 1511 Beaumont Brooklyn Rd
Contact Information: Gerry Burns (Perry EMA) 601-964-0602



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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