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NWS Wakefield Skywarn™ Training Classes

All SKYWARN™ classes are BASIC classes unless otherwised indicated. The Basic SKYWARN™ class is a prerequisite of the Advanced SKYWARN™ class. 

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Green - Basic Class Red - Advanced Class Yellow - Basic and Advanced Class
March, 2014 Upcoming
Day
City, State
Time
Location
11

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton) Flyer here

6 pm
Fire Station 11, 1304 Big Bethel Rd. Registration is required. Please contact Sara Ruch via e-mail to register.
15

Hampton, VA

(City of Hampton)

10 am

(Saturday Morning)

Basic SKYWARN. Sandy Bottom Nature Center. 1255 Big Bethel Rd. No registration required.
       
25

Melfa, VA

(Accomack County) Flyer here

Canceled/new Date TBD
Eastern Shore Fire Training Center, 28595 Beacon Rd. Please contact Doug Jones via e-mail to register.

April, 2014 Upcoming
Day
City, State
Time
Location
5

Richmond, VA

(City of Richmond) More info here

3 pm
Science Museum of Virginia. The NWS will host a workshop between 1-3pm, with a SKYWARN class at 3pm. Admission to museum is required to attend the workshop. Registration is required. Please contact Mike Montefusco via e-mail to register. See Science Museum of Virginia website for more information.
       
10

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County) Flyer here

6 pm
Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Rd. Register for this course online at: http://basicskywarnhenrico2014.eventbrite.com/

17

Henrico, VA

(Henrico County) Flyer here

6 pm

ADVANCED SKYWARN

Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Rd. Register for this course online at: http://advancedskywarnhenrico2014.eventbrite.com


17

Salisbury, MD

(Wicomico County) Flyer here

6:30 pm

Wor-Wic Community College- Guerreri Hall Room 101
32000 Campus Drive. To register for this class, contact Laraine Buck via e-mail.

       
29

Norfolk, VA

(City of Norfolk) Flyer here

7 pm
Nauticus Science Center, 1 Waterside Drive. Please contact Scott Mahone via e-mail to register!






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* Additional SKYWARN™ sessions will be added to the schedule as they become formalized. For more information on exact locations and specifics, contact your local county Emergency Coordinator or EMA Director.

** Important: Due to high demand, this class will NOT be held in every county every year. You may attend a class in any location, regardless of where you live. If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact Mike Montefusco, SKYWARN™ coordinator at the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

On-line SKYWARN Spotter Training Don't see a course offering near you? Unable to attend local training? An online course was developed by the National Weather Service through Meted/UCAR/COMET. The program is intended to support, enhance and stimulate learning about atmospheric and related sciences. The course serves as a optional prerequisite for our local SKYWARN training, and may also be used as a alternate means of instruction for those unable to attend NWS-supported spotter training classes. However, please bear in mind that the online course is NOT intended to replace the live, local SKYWARN spotter training classes offered by your National Weather Service Forecast Office in Wakefield.

Also, remember that whether attending a class in person or online FOLLOW-UP TRAINING IS REQUIRED EVERY 3 YEARS TO MAINTAIN ACTIVE SKYWARN STATUS!

Spotter Resources

NWS Wakefield Weather Briefing page

Important Spotter Safety Rules

Copy of 2013 Basic SKYWARN Presentation

Copy of 2013 Advanced SKYWARN Presentation

Basic Spotter Field Guide

Advanced Spotter Guide

Did you attend one of our training classes?
Click here to access your course completion certificate (use password provided in class!)

Click here for the advanced completion certificate (use password provided in class!)

NOAA/NWS/NASA Sky Watch Chart

Additional Information/Links

National SKYWARN Page

National Weather Service StormReady site.

Click here for a copy of our latest NEWSLETTER, The Weather Nut!



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