Spring 2015 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. 

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.

 
This year's format is changing slightly.  We used to require new storm spotters to view these modules first.  Now, just as a warm up to the spotter classes, we would like those who plan on attending the online classes, or even our locally scheduled classes, to view the following FREE online training modules, but they are no longer a requirement:
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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

Tuesday, February 3rd

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Friday, February 6th

6 pm

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Monday, February 9th

6 pm

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Wednesday, February 11th

9 am

Click here to sign up

Saturday, February 14th

2 pm

Click here to sign up

Monday, February 16th

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Friday, February 20th

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Saturday, February 21st

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Tuesday, February 24th

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Thursday, February 26th

6 pm

Click here to sign up

Online Graduate Class
Tuesday, March 24th

2 Hours Long
6 pm

Click here to sign up
Classes run 1.5 - 2.0 hours
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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