2015 Severe Weather Spotter Training Schedule 

Note that class times/locations are subject to change on short notice, so check back every once in a while to confirm the time and location of the talk you're interested in.

New this year: Online Skywarn Training

NWS Louisville has developed an online version of its Skywarn Spotter Training, tailored to the unique challenges of severe storm spotting in the Ohio Valley. There are 4 video modules, with a quiz covering each module. The quizzes must be completed in order because you'll need the code word that you get for completing one in order to access the next.


Once you've reviewed each module, complete the quiz. You will receive an e-mail with your results shortly after you complete the quiz. If you answer ALL questions correctly, your e-mail will include the code word that you will need to access the next quiz.


After all 4 quizzes are successfully completed, you'll receive a link to register in the NWS Louisville spotter database.

All spotters are encouraged to view the online modules - especially Module 1 - before attending in-person training, as some of this material will not be covered in the 2015 Skywarn presentation. 


February, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
12 Lawrenceburg, KY
(Anderson County)
7:00pm EST Community Health Building
Community Room
1180 Glensboro Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Contact Information: Guy Hollander - (502) 343-0061
26 Versailles, KY
(Woodford County)
7:00pm EST Fire Training Center
1415 Huntertown Road
Contact Information: Keith Slugantz, (859) 873-3170

March, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
02 Lexington, KY
(Fayette County)
7:00pm EDT Red Cross Bldg
1450 Newtown Pike
Contact Information: Stephen Jackson - (859) 258-3784
05 Hawesville, KY
(Hancock County)
7:00pm CST TBA
Contact Information: Rick Montague (270)-922-0094
11 Jasper, IN
(Dubois County)
7:00pm EDT Vincennes University - Jasper Campus
Lecture Hall
850 College Ave.
Contact Information: Gary Fritz (812)-482-2202
23 Breeding, KY
(Adair County)
6:00pm CDT Breeding VFD
290 Fire Dept Lane
Contact Information: Brandon Harvey 270-378-0393
24 Winchester, KY
(Clark County)
7:00pm EDT Christview Church
3133 Boonesboro Rd.
Contact Information: Gary Epperson, (859) 745-7415
 


Additional online courses are available via the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) COMET Program. Like the NWS Louisville online modules, these courses can be completed at your own pace, and serve as an excellent supplement to training offered by the NWS.   

 

Weather Spotter's Field Guide (25.6 Mb)

Sky Watcher Cloud Poster  jpg, pdf, high resolution

Note that class times/locations are subject to change on short notice, so check back every once in a while to confirm the time and location of the talk you're interested in.

 


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