Online SKYWARN Spotter Classes


Have you always wanted to become a NWS Storm Spotter but can't ever get to 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 the third season of our online Basic Storm Spotter Class. These online classes offer an alternative to attending one of our in-person spotter classes. To become a middle Tennessee Storm Spotter, you must: 

                 1. Complete both online modules found below (register and view by clicking on the images or links)
                               -- OR --  if you have taken an in-person class in the last 5 years.
 
                 2. Attend one of the online Go-To Meeting class (schedule below)  

Go-To Meeting is an extremely user-friendly computer program which allows individuals to become Storm Spotters in the comfort of their own home or office.  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. 

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 45-60 minute online class. Remember, you MUST view both modules before attending the online class. Scroll down to see the list of classes.

 
Mandatory Basic Storm Spotter Modules (view both)
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The "Role of the SKYWARN® Spotter" module is used to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple scenarios covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and storm report criteria), safety considerations for all hazards, and an overview of the national program and its history. Approximately 1 hour.
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The "SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics" module will guide users to a basic understanding of convective storms. Through three different scenarios, you will cover reporting and proper communication of local storm reports to the National Weather Service (NWS), personal safety during these events, and field identification of convective storm hazards. After completing the scenarios, you will be given the opportunity to practice identifying storm features from a spectrum of photos.  Approximately 1 hour.
 
 Go-To Meeting Classes (To register, click the link beside the date you want to attend)

Date

Time

Register Link

Monday, September 22nd

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Monday, September 29th

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Thursday, October 2nd

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Monday, October 6th

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Tuesday, October 7th

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Saturday, October 11th

9 am

Click here to sign up

Thursday, October 16th

7 pm

Click here to sign up

Saturday, October 18th

7 pm

Click here to sign up

Tuesday, October 28th

630 pm

Click here to sign up

Wednesday, October 29th

1 pm

Click here to sign up

Online Graduate Class
Thursday, November 6th

2 Hours Long
6 pm

Click here to sign up
Classes run 45-60 minutes
Unless Otherwise Noted
All times are Central
 

NWS Nashville reserves the right to cancel/postpone/reschedule any of the above classes if there is weather going on.  Also, keep an eye out for a last-minute class to be scheduled if we do have severe weather in the forecast.  We may run a class 24-36 hours prior to a weather event. 


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