New Spotter's Guide and Online Spotter Courses Available

Spotter's Field Guide:

The National Weather Service has released a new Storm Spotter's Field Guide, detailing the latest information on the science behind severe weather, storm spotting and safety!  Only limited printed supplies are expected to be available for the 2012 storm spotter classes, so it is recommended that you download and a print a copy!  File size is approximately 1.8MB, with 36 double-sided printed pages.

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Online Spotter Courses:

In addition, earlier this summer two new online spotter training class modules were made available!  These online courses provide an excellent introduction to storm spotting and a way to refresh one's knowledge.

Please note that these classes do NOT replace attending a spotter training class in your local area. There is significant value in training alongside fellow spotters and learning about the local warning systems and community spotter network.  In the Quad Cities service area, spotter training classes are conducted from late February through early April.  Keep an eye on the Spotter Training Calendar in early 2012 as classes begin to schedule to find a class near your community.

  • Online Course: The Spotter's Role
  • Online Course:  Convective Storms 

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