2015 SKYWARN Classes and Information

Both the locally scheduled and online NWS Nashville spotter training classes are FREE, 
open to the public, and last about two (2) hours. No prior training is necessary and no 
pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted. For further information, contact 
Sam Shamburger (Lead Forecaster) at (615) 754-8500 or by email.

NOTE: Classes may be canceled with short notice due to severe weather. Be sure to check the NWS Nashville web site on the day of the class or contact the class location about cancellations. All classes are basic except where indicated.

 
Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes 

Have you always wanted to become a NWS Storm Spotter but don't have time to attend one of our in-person classes?  Are you looking for something for your community group or classroom to get involved in?  Are you a Tennessee resident?  NWS Nashville would like to invite you to become a Storm Spotter!  

These online classes will allow individuals to complete the course in the comfort of their own home or office using 
the extremely user-friendly computer program, Go-To Meeting.  The only requirement will be speakers on your computer to listen and if you want to ask questions, you will need to have a VOIP microphone. Additionally, they can be viewed on
Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone and Android. 

This year's format is changing slightly.  We used to require new storm spotters to view 2 training modules first and then attend the 45 minutes webinar with one of our forecasters.  Now, all you have to do is attend one of the storm spotter classes listed below.  To sign up for the class, simply click on the link beside the date/time you want to attend, fill out the form and we will forward you a link to register on the Go-To Meeting website.  Register, download the FREE software, and BAM! You can attend the 1.5 - 2.0 hour online class.  Scroll down to see the list of classes.  

 

Spotter Class Schedule
(To register for an online class, click the link beside the date)
 

 

Date

Class Type

Time

Register Link

Tuesday, February 3rd

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Friday, February 6th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Monday, February 9th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Wednesday, February 11th

Online

9 am

Click here to sign up

Saturday, February 14th

Online

2 pm

Click here to sign up

Monday, February 16th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Friday, February 20th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up
Saturday, February 21st

In-Person

10 am

Basic Spotter Class
TN Tech School of Nursing
West 7th Street
Cookeville, TN
Saturday, February 21st

In-Person

1 pm

Advanced Spotter Class
TN Tech School of Nursing
West 7th Street
Cookeville, TN

Saturday, February 21st

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Tuesday, February 24th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Thursday, February 26th

Online

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Saturday, February 28th

In-Person

4 - 5 pm

Advanced Spotter Class
Severe Weather Awareness Day
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN

**REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED**
Click here to register!

Tuesday, March 17th

In-Person

6 pm

Basic Spotter Class
Smyrna Town Center
100 Sam Ridley Pkwy E
Smyrna, TN

Advanced/Graduate Class
Tuesday, March 24th

Online

6 - 8 pm

Click here to sign up

Thursday, March 26th

In-Person

6:30 pm

Basic Spotter Class
Montgomery County EMA
130 South First Street
Clarksville, TN

Classes are free & run 1.5 - 2.0 hours unless otherwise noted
All times are Central
 
 
Middle Tennessee In-Person SKYWARN Spotter Class Locations

 
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SKYWARNSpotter Guides & Links
NOAA Weather Radio logo Storm Spotter Field Guide
Storm Spotter's Guide from NWS Norman OK
Storm Spotter's Guide from Univ of IL Urbana-Champaign
Glossary of Severe Weather Terms
Spotter Info Update Form
Report Severe Weather!
NWS SKYWARN page
National SKYWARN page
 

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