Spotter Training North-Central 2014

27 February 2014 07:00 PM till 08:30 PM

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Event Description

This Spotter Training is open to the public and free to attend.

Location:

Prairie Heights High School
0305 S 1150 E
LaGrange, IN 46761

Several Online Courses are NOW available!

Enroll in the MetEd Skywarn Spotter Course

There is a check box to be a Spotter - make sure it's checked!

The Skywarn Course consists of TWO modules

MetEd/UCAR/COMET: Role of the Skywarn Spotter
Target Audience

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This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter. The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.

You can choose to register as a SKYWARN Spotter with the National Weather Service (NWS) by using the checkbox that appears after you Enroll in the course. If you check the box, you may be able to register with the NWS after passing the course. These online course will be used as a supplemental training material for the spotter classes offered by the Northern Indiana NWS Offfice.

? New Spotter

? Spotter Renewal Training

? Basic to Intermediate Level

 

 

Time Required
1.5 to 3.5 hours

 

MetEd/UCAR/COMET:

Skywarn Convective Basics

Target Audience
MetEd Logo The "SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics" module will guide users to a basic understanding of convective storms. Through three different scenarios, you will cover reporting and proper communication of local storm reports to the National Weather Service (NWS), personal safety during these events, and field identification of convective storm hazards. After completing the scenarios, you will be given the opportunity to practice identifying storm features from a spectrum of photos.

? Skywarn Spotters

? Safety Decision Makers

? Spotter Renewal Training

? Basic to Intermediate Level

 

Time Required
1.5 to 3.5 hours

 

Optional but recommended training

MetEd/UCAR/COMET:

Weather Radar Fundamentals

Target Audience
MetEd Logo This 2-hour module presents the fundamental principles of Doppler weather radar operation and how to interpret common weather phenomena using radar imagery. This is accomplished via conceptual animations and many interactive radar examples in which the user can practice interpreting both radar reflectivity and radar velocity imagery. Although intended as an accelerated introduction to understanding and using basic Doppler weather radar products, the module can also serve as an excellent refresher for more experienced users.

?Skywarn Spotters

? Safety Decision Makers

?Spotter Renewal Training

?Intermediate Level

Time Required
1.5 to 2.5 hours

Cancellation Policy

We understand that situations crop up that will require a cancellation.


Not to worry, you can cancel anytime, no cost, no worries.

 

Occurs on

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27 February 2014

7:00 PM

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Location

Prairie Heights High School
0305 S 1150 E
LaGrange
IN
United States
46761

About the organizer

National Weather Service - Northern Indiana
National Weather Service Northern Indiana 574-834-1104 ext. 726

http://www.weather.gov/iwx

574-834-1104 ext 726

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