|SKYWARN Spotter Training...|
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Spotters generally report significant events such as damaging winds, heavy rain, tornadic activity, ice and snow, along with other events that have an impact on the forecast or the safety of the community. Additional information can be found on the national SKYWARN® page.
To become a trained SKYWARN® spotter, you will need to attend a SKYWARN® Weather Spotter class. NWS Jackson, KY will typically hold several classes across eastern Kentucky throughout the year. A schedule of upcoming classes can be found below. Unless otherwise stated, these classes are open to the public, are free of charge, and require no registration.
The following resources are also available to assist weather spotters who have already attended a SKYWARN® Weather Spotter class:
For further information please contact our Warning Coordination Meteorologist, or give us a call at 606-666-2560 ext. 726.