Spotter Training Northwest 2014

04 March 2014 06:30 PM till 08:30 PM

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2014 Spotter Training
Please park in the Library Parking Lot! Program will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Plan on arriving 30 to 45 minutes early! We have over 150 registered, and expect many more to walk-in.
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Event Description

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


Notre Dame Campus
Jordan Hall, Room 101
Notre Dame, In. 46556

All attendees are encouraged to complete the following online courses prior to attending this class. 

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



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


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 the unexpected could prevent you from attending.

You can cancel at anytime up to the day of the event.

Thank you again for your interest in becoming a SKYWARN Spotter.


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04 March 2014

6:30 PM

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Notre Dame Campus
Jordan Hall
Notre Dame
United States

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National Weather Service - Northern Indiana
St. Joseph County Indiana

574-834-1104 ext 726

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