2016 Skywarn Spotter Training 10/6/2016


2016 Skywarn Spotter Training

The Skywarn Spotter program is a voluntary program in which the public can participate and interact with your local National Weather Service (NWS) Office. Skywarn spotters are encouraged to relay critical weather information to their local NWS Office, in support of the Warning and Forecast Operations. The information they provide routinely helps the NWS Forecasters make better/more informed forecasts, and helps them to warn others of impending dangers or hazards.

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the Skywarn program. 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 those who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become spotters.

The class will be conducted by the NWS, and will cover topics such as: Basics of thunderstorm development; Identifying severe weather features; How to report severe weather and what should be reported; and basic severe weather safety. Classes are free of charge and generally last about 90 minutes. Current Skywarn Spotters who are planning to attend for a refresher are encouraged to bring their Spotter ID cards or ID Numbers.

Date: October 6th, 2016

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center
101 Champ Boulevard
Manheim, PA 17545

Cost: FREE!

Pre-registration is required at:



Sponsored by:
Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service-State College