Training

2021 Storm Spotter Classes Go Virtual

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Registrations now open

Do you have an interest in weather and helping your community? Well we have a great opportunity for you!

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis is offering FREE virtual spotter classes to prepare for the heart of severe weather season. If you would like to assist your local community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter and reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about severe weather, consider attending one of our virtual sessions! 

What will be taught in the course?

Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information to us at the National Weather Service is also covered.

What will you need at home?

Attendees will need a desktop or laptop computer to view the presentation. Additionally, we will use interactive polling software throughout the presentation which will use your cell phone should you choose to participate in the polling questions!

How do you register?

Registration links will be provided a couple of weeks before the scheduled presentations. The links to register will be placed below with each scheduled date. 

Virtual Storm Spotter Class Dates and Registration Links

Note: These courses may be canceled or changed on short notice due to active weather. NWS will communicate these changes via their website and social media channels.

NWS St. Louis


Skywarn Training: online classes

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From the Madison County ARES (Illinois) Face Book page.

Since we are all at home, there has been renewed interest in storm spotting.
I believe this is most comprehensive list of storm spotter training I have ever posted.

NWS Mini Course:
A guide to basic radar products using radar apps
This is a free course from the National Weather Service Paducah Kentucky:
Well I have managed to put together a mini course for you all (and the public) on radar products, (using Radarscope as an example), so if you are interested, here are the details. Register here: [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/5567152133763931919](https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/5567152133763931919) If you have any questions, please email me - Christine

COMET ED One of the best online free spotter courses
https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23

The link to the recording of the Webinar has not been posted , but NWS Norman sent out the following links covering everything that was discussed.
Here are some links related to what was discussed during the webinar:
NWS Norman Website - https://weather.gov/norman
SPC Mesoanalysis Page - https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/mesoanalysis/
NWS Norman Skywarn Page - https://www.weather.gov/oun/skywarn
COMET Spotter Training Modules - https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
NWS Norman YouTube Spotter Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist
SPC Severe Weather Video Lecture Series - https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/spcousom/
Spotter Network - https://www.spotternetwork.org/
mPING - https://mping.ou.edu/

Norman Ok NWS Online Spotter Course
https://www.weather.gov/oun/onlinespottertraining

Spotter training resource page
https://www.weather.gov/oun/spotter

Norman OK Advance Spotter training Webinar 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch…


St. Louis NWS Virtual Spotter Class

 

FOX2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins and Kevin Deitsch, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service teamed up to bring you the presentation virtually.

The two meteorologists discuss what to look for when severe weather develops, how to take safety depending if you are at home or on the road, and how you can notify the NWS of what you are seeing in your neighborhood.

Click here to learn more about the NWS Skywarn program.