National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training

APA Kentucky Chapter


Monday, September 17, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT

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Join us for the SKYWARN® storm spotter class sponsored by KAMM! SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the nation's first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that your efforts gave a community the precious gift of time--seconds and minutes that can help save lives.

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to attend the class. Storm spotter volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens.

Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.


What will you Learn?

 Basics of thunderstorm development

 Fundamentals of storm structure

 Identifying potential severe weather features

 Information to report

 How to report information

 Basic severe weather safety


SKYWARN® is a registered trademark of NOAA's NWS.


Joe Sullivan

NWS has 122 local Weather Forecast Offices, each with a Warning Coordination Meteorologist. Joe Sullivan, NWS Louisville’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist will be the trainer. Joe has been with the NWS for over 19 years were he serves as the NWS liaison to Emergency Managers, the media, and the general ... Read More

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Cindy Minter,