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Skywarn spotter online training

This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter. The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.

You can choose to register as a SKYWARN Spotter with the National Weather Service (NWS) by using the checkbox that appears after you Enroll in the course. If you check the box, you may be able to register with the NWS after passing the course. Your local NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist will determine if there is additional training on other weather hazards, such as heavy snow, ice storms, floods, etc., and their reporting that must be completed through local spotter training.

For questions or more information about the SKYWARN Spotter program of the NWS, visit http://www.weather.gov/skywarn/ or the "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs) under the "Overview" tab of this course page.

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