Skywarn Storm Spotter Training
Become a trained severe weather spotter
Wed, March 13, 2019 @ 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Skywarn is a group of trained severe weather spotters that report directly to the National Weather Service (NWS). Year after year, reports from Skywarn volunteers assist the NWS in issuing more timely and accurate warnings based on real-time reports throughout our 37 County Warning Area covering northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.
The NWS's primary mission is to issue warnings to protect life and property. The reports from Skywarn spotters are an integral part of the warning process that combines advanced Doppler radar data and meteorological skills. Skywarn Spotter observations also provide information when compiling documentation of severe weather events, verification of warnings and service assessments. These reports become part of the Storm Data publication, providing data on a variety of severe and unusual weather phenomenon, including statistics on deaths, injuries, and property and crop damage nation-wide.
This course will describe the role of a spotter, highlight reporting methods, and explain some weather basics to aid in identification of severe weather.
If you require assistance, call 269-983-7111, ext. 4915 or 574-834-1104.