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Graduate Spotter Class Online NOV 30th you must sighn up
09-21-2010, 10:18 AM
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Graduate Spotter Class Online NOV 30th you must sighn up
SKYWARN Information
Upcoming Events
**The next Graduate Spotter Class (GSC) has been scheduled for November 30th at 6 pm.**
To sign up for the GSC, please send an email to
"[email protected]" . John is our Warning Coordination Meteorologist
and once you send him an email, he will forward you the information you will need to attend the GSC.
To schedule a FALL 2010 Basic Storm Spotter class in your area,
please contact your county Emergency Management Office.

View 2010 FALL Spotter Schedule in a larger map
Date/Time
County
Location
October 4,
630 pm

Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue
Service Training and Logistics Facility
2015 McFarland Blvd East
Tuscaloosa
October 5,
630 pm

Cherokee
Cedar Bluff Fire Dept
Cedar Bluff
October 7,
7 pm

Winston
Municipal Building
Hwy 195
Double Springs
October 14,
630 pm
Autauga
First United Methodist Church
Epworth Hall gym
Prattville
October 14,
6pm
Calhoun
Jacksonville State University
Houston Cole Library, Room 1103 A, B
Jacksonville
October 18,
TBD

Dallas
TBD
October 19,
6 pm
Montgomery
Montgomery County EMA office
911 Communications Parkway
Montgomery
October 20,
230 pm
Lee
Public Safety Building
543 W Magnolia Ave
Auburn University
October 20,
630 pm
Lee
Lee County EMA office
908 Ave B
Opelika
October 21,
6 pm
Talladega
Talladega EOC
October 26,
6 pm

Tallapoosa
County Courthouse Extension Auditorium
125 N Broadnax St
Dadeville
November 9,
630 pm

Tuscaloosa
Samantha Fire Department
Samantha
November 30,
6 pm
Graduate Spotter Class
Classes are ~2.0 hours long unless otherwise indicated.
TBD means 'to be determined'. All times are Central unless otherwise noted.
SKYWARN Facts
SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. Storm spotters come from many walks of life, including fire fighters, law enforcement, and amateur radio operators. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather based phenomena to the NWS.
In addition to serving as a community's first line of defense against dangerous storms, spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS vital ground truth data, which helps the NWS perform its primary mission, to save lives and property.
Registration will be conducted prior to the beginning of each class. Spotter classes are not usually held during the summer months. Additional spotter classes may not be shown in the table above when scheduled for specific groups such as law enforcement training classes.
Graduate Storm Spotter Class (GSC)
Recently, the National Weather Service in Birmingham has discontinued holding the Advanced Storm Spotter Courses around the central Alabama. In its place, we are now offering a Graduate Spotter Class (GSC) which will be held twice a year after the completion of the Basic Spotter Classes each season. The GSC will be completed over the internet by way of a Webinar and teleconference phone call. Webinar allows you to sign on to the website and follow along as one of the NWS Meteorologists delve deep into the world of Meteorology. Afterwards, you will be able to ask questions directly to the NWS Meteorologist. For a preview of the presentation, click here.
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