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Storm Spotter Training & Information
NWS Springfield, MO

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Volunteer spotters are an integral part of the NWS mission to protect lives and property.  The information below will provide information on how to become an effective storm spotter.

 

News and Information

 

NOAA icon   Spotter Class Schedule for 2013

 

NOAA icon   NWS SKYWARN page

 

NOAA icon   Become an E-spotter.

 

SKYWARN Spotter Training Online Class - MetEd

 

Spotter Training Modules

 

Click on the following links to enter the spotter training modules.  These modules are intended to be a refresher to those who have attended spotter classes presented by the NWS, and be an introduction to storm spotting to those who have yet to attend a spotter class.

 

These spotter training modules are not intended to be a substitute for attending the NWS sponsored spotter training course.  All volunteer storm spotters should annually attend NWS sponsored spotter classes.

 

Please send your suggestions for improvement to  mailto:W-SGF.Webmaster@noaa.gov

 

NOAA icon  Spotter Mission   -  What is the mission of a volunteer SKYWARN storm spotter?

 

NOAA icon  Spotter Reporting -  How does a spotter relay accurate and effective reports?

 

NOAA icon  Spotter Preparation   -  How does a spotter prepare for severe weather?

 

NOAA icon  Spotter Safety  -   How does a spotter stay safe?

 

NOAA icon  Squall LinesWhat is a squall line and how does a spotter identify it?

 

NOAA icon  Supercells  (under construction)

 

NOAA icon  Radar Interpretation (under construction)

  

                      

Spotter Safety

NOAA icon  Safety Information

 

NOAA icon  Lightning Safety

 

NOAA icon  Turn Around Don't DrownTM.

 

 

Spotter References

NOAA icon  Severe Product Guide

 

NOAA icon  Download the Modified Brafford Storm Spotter Field Checklist (pdf)

 

NOAA Logo  Weather Glossary

 

NOAA icon  Storm Ready

 

NOAA icon  NOAA Weather Radio

 

NOAA icon  JETSTREAM -  NWS online weather training

 

    

 


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