Role of the Skywarn Spotter

Role of the Skywarn Spotter
Scott Kreis 2017-03-30 09:01:51

Great information and useful tools that can be accessed offline.
Rtroutt58 2017-03-29 09:31:23

Was a good short training
rcfricke 2017-03-29 08:53:55

No Comment
roblit79 2017-03-28 21:15:24

Easy to follow and understand.
bargenjd 2017-03-28 21:02:39

Nice course, but it would help to put more emphasis on what information needs to be retained.
kayquail 2017-03-28 15:34:16

Very helpful for any person, regardless of profession, age, or whatnot.
jeanieb29 2017-03-28 08:49:10

Some of the quiz questions were not clear to me but after going back and reading lesson again they made more sense. I enjoyed learning about the role of the Skywarn spotter.
jkgourd 2017-03-27 23:03:56

Very good information. Covers the basics for reporting and awareness.
mandi2880 2017-03-27 21:44:06

This is a informative course.
stonypath 2017-03-27 15:13:44

I enjoyed this lesson and learned a lot about the subject. The format was user friendly and the questions were straightforward.
rexadams 2017-03-27 14:36:32

Well put together, great info.
AstroJuan99 2017-03-27 11:57:25

A great overall experience. A few touches here and there can make this lesson even better than it already is.
chrisguillott 2017-03-27 08:43:01

amedard 2017-03-26 22:17:22

Informative beginner's course!
bkroberts 2017-03-26 18:33:11

Excellent learning tool to introduce elements of a Spotter program
JD Burrow 2017-03-26 06:49:04

Great course, very informative.
dotmhg7 2017-03-25 18:22:15

Great basic training!
Bel19923 2017-03-25 12:42:13

very informative
JTMONTOYA26 2017-03-25 12:19:00

Great lesson.
ndushane 2017-03-25 02:46:20

Easy to navigate; highly reccommend
Pumpkin248 2017-03-24 20:03:30

A magnificent tool that can help us to save lives!!
Ranger 27 2017-03-24 18:20:37

Good basic class.
kateanagel 2017-03-24 17:06:09

billswell 2017-03-24 10:11:48

Sorry to say never got alot of it to load just waisted time trying
tytugg4792 2017-03-24 04:43:05

great little info quiz i would highly reccomend researching about type of cloud and lighting.
KG5RPZ 2017-03-23 23:15:34

Good information for anyone wanting to be a Spotter
Yaya417 2017-03-23 18:06:20

I have experience a ice storm and tornado.
joshg123 2017-03-23 10:08:12

Good Training.
koreedge 2017-03-22 18:46:19

Great experience Recommend it to evverytone
shawndeebrit 2017-03-22 13:39:54

I kept retaking the quiz until I got a better score and also learned along the way!
christinadcurtis 2017-03-21 22:39:53

I found this lesson very informative and interesting. I look forward to beginning a spotter to help my community
stormy13 2017-03-21 20:32:32

Great material.
ncochrane9881 2017-03-21 18:21:13

The list of required information in the official spotter report was informative.
Autumnwynd1 2017-03-21 17:36:12

I loved this course! It deepened my understanding of weather.
msstarlie 2017-03-21 14:12:26

Love the course!
mrogers53 2017-03-20 18:26:34

chasem22 2017-03-20 09:02:43

Excellent learning tool to prep people for storm spotting. The scenario in the narrative adds little pieces of the persons personal life that make it more realistic and entertaining to follow. Great job!
nh3rd 2017-03-19 21:17:04

It's pretty good for a basic understanding of the spotter role. It could use more depth but overall it serves it's function well.
shanna52 2017-03-19 13:30:01

Course was rather boring and contained a lot of common sense elements
mdewberry 2017-03-18 20:20:22

StormFinder 2017-03-18 19:50:28

this is a great training lesson. i learned a great deal of important saftey and training skills to be used out in the field.
sookiejane 2017-03-18 18:04:37

Some questions are misleading and contradict themselves.
pete_reynolds 2017-03-18 13:16:41

This is a nice introduction, or if you're like me refresher, on the basics of spotting.
Kzoo 2017-03-18 10:48:31

KC3HID 2017-03-18 10:48:20

Good course before the main basics course
sehie1975 2017-03-18 00:11:08

good lesson
Timothyb196 2017-03-17 20:02:12

There were a couple of things that were confusing to me. 1, I thought giving your spotter number was required, since in all examples the reporter gave her number. And I didn't see any weather that would not qualify as something to report. I think some refinement, to make these issues clearer would have helped.
jrmac 2017-03-17 19:10:29

Need to show the correct answers after the quiz.
ashlabee1988 2017-03-17 18:20:03

I liked it.
2017-03-16 14:57:31

Was very informative and easily understood.
lancerferguson 2017-03-16 13:15:51

The scoring results indicated I'd left some questions blank when this was not the case. Still passed so not a huge issue but kind of an odd thing to see.
W7EMP 2017-03-15 22:10:52

It was informative and I learned some new things.
skully622 2017-03-15 19:15:01

Very informative
iceman1026 2017-03-15 17:00:24

Excellent introduction to weather spotting.
KE5CDR 2017-03-15 00:11:15

Information is presented very dry.
Shooz 2017-03-14 16:45:39

The only problem I had was that I did not download the course and my internet connection went out twice and the battery died once while I was taking it. But I had fun with the presentation and the information was good.
mgraczyk 2017-03-14 11:43:44

Program helps to display the important roles spotters play in aiding in public safety in various situations, not just hail, storm, and tornado events.
David1980@ 2017-03-14 10:13:18

great information
Jwrobinson1986 2017-03-14 00:56:08

The information contained in the lesson plan is very important to storm spotters
belangerc 2017-03-13 18:35:46

Great information to help you with your training. 2017-03-13 04:53:51

Very useful and valuable information.
511059 2017-03-12 22:28:16

I have been somewhat trained by my friends and teammates on Metro.
Hornbrook1 2017-03-12 18:51:06

I thought the teaching and testing were very understandable and knowledgeable. It is in line with my other safety training in the fact that personal safety must come first to be able to complete the task to help others.
Nnovelli 2017-03-12 15:08:49

this was a great class. I think i liked it better this years since i took in online compared to my other years of going to a in person class the last couple of years.
mcgeed6 2017-03-11 21:29:14

Great way to lean how to be a spotter. Really good program!
skipoliver 2017-03-11 18:18:09

It was a well organized, thought provoking lesson.
OMoore 2017-03-11 13:16:45

More personal accounts would be very effective.
Safety4All 2017-03-11 11:52:19

Thank y'all so very much for providing accurate, important information that will further assist in providing accurate weather information to the public. Great job!
Jaynell73 2017-03-11 10:52:06

This lesson was easy to understand. It took you step by step in every situation possible. I would highly recommend this to anybody wanting to do Storm Spotting.
DaveK 2017-03-10 09:17:26

Good information especially as it relates to reporting
acunaju 2017-03-10 08:03:00

Overall, good course.
metwin59 2017-03-10 00:36:52

The lesson provides the basics to become a safe storm watcher and the quiz reinforces the material.
N8DVU 2017-03-09 21:22:15

Rainman78 2017-03-08 20:12:44

Good exam with very useful, educational and informative info/questions for anyone interested in weather spotting
type117 2017-03-08 12:21:35

There were some things that I did not know when reviewing the lesson. I strongly advise that people read the lessons and quiz themselves before taking on the force of weather.
asmorris19 2017-03-07 20:29:59

It would be helpful to have more scenario's just to help reinforce the protocol that is used. Also now that twitter is a very common use it would be helpful to have a section on what the twitter protocol's look like. In all though the content was helpful.
tonytanner50 2017-03-07 19:43:18

Very informational
stormwatcher177 2017-03-07 16:10:37

If you love weather you should look into these lessons I learned several important and interesting facts
jwilhite 2017-03-07 08:32:32

Very informative
Jekyll424 2017-03-06 20:04:24

Only one of the questions was a bit confusing. I look forward to completeing many other courses here online.
advcomm88 2017-03-06 14:58:13

Very well written and easy to comprehend the materials
jtwisterchaser 2017-03-06 14:31:44

jtwisterchaser 2017-03-06 14:31:44

Uly_12 2017-03-06 13:47:01

This lesson was very informative.
Ramesjamsey 2017-03-06 13:03:38

solid overall lesson. certain descriptions of situations that unfolded seemed a bit corny, but the situations themselves are very serious and should be treated as such. rookie storm spotters can learn quite a bit from this. 2017-03-06 11:48:16

jplanck 2017-03-05 01:23:02

Very informative course.
bradreed 2017-03-05 00:35:13

Great training info.
TSSAR1701 2017-03-04 15:09:21

This is an excellent way to begin or refresh ones knowledge
WJY111 2017-03-04 11:36:41

Not all pages appeared in the module - perhaps because I was using an iPad. It was infrequent but still annoying.
Coltonroady 2017-03-03 22:02:08

It was really well put together
Ellemichelle25 2017-03-02 18:25:22

Really great lesson! Learned a lot.
dharrell15 2017-03-02 08:19:01

I have had a great experience with this course and hope to become a trained spotter after just as a hobby. I would give this course a 10/10
CaplanTX 2017-03-02 00:26:42

Great course, really covers the basics of storm-spotting.
RobCarey 2017-03-01 13:27:53

Great course
Heather.Key836 2017-03-01 11:40:29

The online training has improved but the quiz has a couple questions that tricky.
ffkuvfd99 2017-03-01 10:48:04

good training
WildLatin 2017-02-28 22:39:33

Good overall introduction to the Skywarn program with important emphasis on personal safety- We are NOT 'Tornado Chasers'! Some media updating to more use of video will likely occur in the future. I found a few of the quiz questions to be based on points which were not (to me) emphasized strongly... but maybe I didn't pay close enough attention. IF you do you will likely pass- maybe score better than I did- but will surely be educated in this important area.
ttruesdale 2017-02-28 19:30:00

Very easy to answer
White Cloud 2017-02-28 19:06:42

Very informitive
w9rmh 2017-02-28 18:34:22

a very good lesson. i think everyone should take it 2017-02-28 12:27:00

Easy to understand
KevinClouse1961 2017-02-28 06:49:34

Easily Understood and interesting format
allendan 2017-02-28 06:44:20

Very informative refresher.
red2blue 2017-02-27 19:31:57

Nice content. Easy to understand. Very interesting and useful
frankmc 2017-02-27 16:38:13

Was very informative and explained the truths about being a weather spotter.
Rob62872 2017-02-27 07:26:34

Worth the time taken
Jaxxy 2017-02-27 06:50:22

Very informative
Harlee 2017-02-26 18:16:54

Great lesson and I did learn things I did not know
la236375 2017-02-26 16:08:37

A very concise & informative lesson.
la236375 2017-02-26 16:08:37

A very concise & informative lesson.
NieseJ 2017-02-26 15:41:25

This is an excellent tool to boost understanding and distribution of knowledge to more potential weather spotters.
w9dba 2017-02-26 12:37:44

Very well put together training program.
krnewell 2017-02-26 06:01:34

The course was made more interesting by combining written text and video.
Yostie 2017-02-26 04:30:09

Great refresher for me! Sometimes we get caught up in the drama of an event unfolding, this was a great reminder on how quickly something can happen and how to always stay safe!
dean1984 2017-02-25 10:39:19

It would be cool to do field work like track a tornadic storm in the training.
2017-02-25 07:16:38

The material presented was the same as normal training, informative enough, but somewhat repetitive and time consuming. Faster than a normal training meeting, though, since you can read at your own pace. 2017-02-24 16:31:24

Having no prior experience, I feel that this course was very helpful and informative. 2017-02-24 15:57:58

Good need to know information
victoriareid 2017-02-24 12:50:41

strongly recommend this lesson to those interested in weather and keeping people safe
drewdrew72 2017-02-23 21:09:41

Very informative and direct in the lessons.
scubagirl_tx 2017-02-23 10:15:16

Great information to know
tristanl 2017-02-22 18:13:32

Very well organized and easy to navigate.
dscruze 2017-02-22 17:20:05

Good test to take. Information is relevant.
ChrisSearcy84 2017-02-22 09:21:14

Informative and interesting. Worthwhile pursuit of knowledge.
chooy721 2017-02-22 07:23:46

Great experience, educational
MennoHawk 2017-02-21 18:58:31

Great beginning course for learning how to communicate as a spotter and safety situations.
zeig 2017-02-21 11:18:15

Excellent lessons to be aware of.
Curtuswengler 2017-02-21 01:24:14

Won't let me hit question 1
blackirish7 2017-02-20 16:41:59

An excellent basic level course for beginner Skywarn/spotters.
lbking49 2017-02-20 14:59:45

roachy21113 2017-02-20 13:42:45

I just feel some of the topics could be explained beter, also with that being said I also feel the videos can be a little more informative.
langdst 2017-02-20 07:43:19

Pretty well done, as a past Firefighter in Michigan this was a great review for me to re-certify!
k5qle 2017-02-19 20:16:59

Good stuff for all spotters.
bbarker17 2017-02-18 11:04:07

Basic, informative and gets the point across.
jdfain 2017-02-18 10:00:39

Excellent introductory program. Well thought out and easy to understand.
Hikingboot 2017-02-18 09:08:17

Well Done
orion012 2017-02-18 08:59:28

Good course. I recommend it to anyone new to weather spotting.
lilredheadokie 2017-02-17 10:18:15

Knowledge learned from TV weather forecaster discussions.
msanders 2017-02-17 01:22:24

coldwaterfe 2017-02-16 21:08:04

Ok overall
angelamargrave 2017-02-16 19:53:06

Test questions are not clear
Dragonbard 2017-02-16 10:21:23

I would add in a couple of things, how to accurately determine the size of hail, the amounts by depth, and how to measure rainfall. Just something I am suggesting. I have done it before myself, but others may not know how accurately to do this.
StormShy 2017-02-16 09:52:28

Nifty little module packed with information that wasn't terribly dumbed down or patronizing.
jasonw120 2017-02-15 13:38:12

volunteer firefighter and emergency managmernt offical
oscarjcortez 2017-02-15 10:29:42

The information presented was very good.
shnelleyp 2017-02-13 11:41:59

Write down your quiz answers at the end! You'll receive indication of which ones you answered incorrectly, but it doesn't indicate what you answered or what the correct answers were - not helpful if your goal is to really learn this stuff.
eshults75 2017-02-13 10:56:41

very informative and easy to understand with
lawyurup 2017-02-13 10:54:40

Information seems random and elementary. A "live" video presenter with visual aids would be more suitable.
gevans5603 2017-02-12 17:28:19

Good intro course
ant90pp 2017-02-11 11:11:53

very detailed and informative
lrtalbott 2017-02-10 19:35:26

The material was good and provided a better understanding of the role of a spotter.
chrisp0926 2017-02-09 22:25:21

Great lesson
Jenniferhill 2017-02-09 14:46:40

It was as I expected . it was good
KJ4IQE 2017-02-08 17:15:54

Good module. very informative
kwasz 2017-02-08 08:00:25

great learning tool
wd4aog 2017-02-07 20:00:53

On the question about the important components of spotter's severe weather observation report, you'll need to drag and drop the answers from the right column into the correct order on the center column. When I took the quiz, there were no instructions other than to "match" them.
9y4C 2017-02-07 19:32:22

Information was well put together for easier understanding
ArtApplewhite 2017-02-07 14:30:17

Good information given in a concise format.
bigsky67 2017-02-06 22:30:33

good course
zerothehitman 2017-02-06 16:22:43

Useful information that was neat to learn.
jgm8806 2017-02-06 13:08:25

Good training and self explanatory....
Seeker71 2017-02-06 11:40:04

Very helpful though a bit antiquated.
hnasrallah44 2017-02-05 17:11:35

The lesson was fairly easy and enjoyed it
evanyork 2017-02-05 16:39:57

very usefull info 2017-02-04 12:30:12

Very interesting and understandable
JUSTINCARPENTER2016 2017-02-04 11:49:10

xbelcher 2017-02-03 19:39:18

It was a good experience.
Baldwin AmeriCorps 2017-02-01 08:40:53

This is a great step in learning personal safety and learning to spot storms.
WickerT 2017-01-31 21:23:50

Good basic info
JPriede 2017-01-31 12:56:50

JPriede 2017-01-31 12:56:50

shucker 2017-01-30 18:38:19

Seems like a lot of 'check all that apply' that seem tricky.
jjc4 2017-01-29 17:52:34

Good intro for beginning Skywarn volunteer.
traumaemt 2017-01-29 13:17:35

I recommend this training to other spotters that may have only taken the local spotter talks given by the NWS. It goes into more coverage of the basics of spotting, and does it in a not-so-technical way, as it would be during spotter talks.
boogerjr 2017-01-29 12:04:25

The flow of the information prior to the quiz seemed appropriate.
Bombero474 2017-01-29 10:06:46

Flows smoothly, Videos are a good length for interest and retention.
jeremy.choate 2017-01-28 15:23:15

Some of the questions are very vague. When answering some of these questions, what are suppose to be right are marked wrong. Still made a 91% first time. So this shouldn't be an overall issue.
StormEagle 2017-01-26 19:46:42

I learned a lot from this.
benner44 2017-01-26 14:52:33

i reaaly learned alot from this
riversailor 2017-01-26 10:03:07

Very good introduction course.
Tornadotyler01 2017-01-26 07:59:31

this lesson is great, it teaches a lot about being a spotter
jholladay 2017-01-25 18:39:53

Very good training.
KN4AAO 2017-01-24 12:41:24

I feel it made me more aware of the importance of staying safe. I think this prepped me best for becoming a proper skywarn participant.
Gingerlily20 2017-01-23 20:51:35

Material could be more comprehensive
KG7UNI 2017-01-23 17:58:37

Great Course
jeffrey clark 2017-01-23 14:29:36

nice refresher
jnmcdonald803 2017-01-22 13:37:45

Great module together you started!
Mike Stone 2017-01-22 11:23:41

The format was good in that there was a mix of graphic images, videos, and text. The frequent quizzes help the learner but focusing on important concepts, though not all concepts on the final quiz had been covered by the preliminary quizzes.
coopesg 2017-01-21 15:01:27

Very good training format.
wolf1964 2017-01-21 10:50:25

these was good information
Fyxx 2017-01-21 01:18:59

This is a great way to become involved with the community.
AlphaWolf 2017-01-19 11:51:13

very good lesson. perfect for any weather enthusiast. also makes sure your keeping people safe the right way and yourself to.
mrtuba9 2017-01-18 18:13:12

Wonderful course!
emmette 2017-01-17 15:59:09

A few of the test questions are ambiguous.
wd9dvm 2017-01-17 12:44:19

update spotter training
Bert_36 2017-01-16 18:41:49

Great experience using the knowledge provided. I hope can find this straight forward approach to Spotter safety useful.
tekkfit 2017-01-16 09:50:51

Knowledgeable and easy way to learn and complete the course.
JesseVFF 2017-01-16 02:48:54

Great Easy Quiz Passed!
KK1TLS 2017-01-15 13:05:56

Good lesson but videos are a little slow. Some of the test answers seem a little ambiguous. Overall, very helpful.
NOHaver52408 2017-01-14 18:35:17

This lesson was helpful because it uses situations you could be placed in as a storm spotter to help you learn the correct actions to take. I found it very helpful.
feicuiyi 2017-01-13 19:46:58

In my opinion,it is of great use for those who want to become a skywarn spotter.however,it can not meet the need of meteorological teachers and students and just let us know the program.
amerritt79 2017-01-13 15:22:03

Easy to use, yet very informative
jtwrightjr 2017-01-11 14:47:46

Good introduction to being a spotter. Some of the information about means of communication could have been presented with a bit more clarity.
kasper73 2017-01-10 08:34:58

Great lesson for those interested in weather!
Birdbot 2017-01-10 05:08:16

The lesson was well designed and informative, I had some preconceived notions about certain scenarios that the lesson did well to correct me on. I was quite annoyed by lack of ability to access the correct answers for the questions that I answered incorrectly on the quiz. I would have liked to have seen where I went wrong, but it didn't appear that that was possible. That really should be a feature, and if it already is, it should be far more obvious.
LDMatheson 2017-01-09 12:37:00

Great training.
babydoll3133 2017-01-07 23:47:43

The Skywarn Spotter test was extremely interesting to take. I love learning about weather.
KF5I 2017-01-03 14:11:27

Good overview. I would like to see more information on questions missed so I can review the relevant section.
WxDstallings 2017-01-03 13:12:21

First step to my dream
bburdumy 2017-01-03 09:03:59

Good review of the concepts and practical real life situations.
TSTORMZ 2016-12-26 03:12:39

This lesson is good for audio-instruction of possible situations as well as the availability of multiple choice questions that are scattered throughout the lesson before you take the quiz.
glock19 2016-12-25 21:40:34

Good course to take!!!!!
kg7arl 2016-12-18 17:20:09

Read and listen to the presentation carefully and take good notes.
smcnall2 2016-12-18 13:07:12

manmac999 2016-12-17 10:42:07

km4sbg 2016-12-15 11:00:55

updates for mobile phones would make it easier
wwhitt 2016-12-14 20:57:42

duraanali 2016-12-14 18:52:58

It was great experience.
al.rellim 2016-12-13 22:27:24

it was ok
Markbachman 2016-12-11 20:49:50

I would make sure that you go through the lesson more than once. Be sure to study up!
fshaghafi 2016-12-11 15:51:12

I am using a kindle fire device and therefore unable to utilize the plugin devices. Since it is easier for me to use this than my laptop, it would have been more useful to have had the option to watch the videos prior to test taking.
Thunderstruck401 2016-12-11 13:21:00

The quiz targeted several good focal points but not a complete quiz for skywarn spotters as to majority of quiz was over primarily one objective which is to report, however I feel in order to report as a skywarn spotter its imperative that additional material in regards to visual focus on hazardous weather events/severe weather, guidelines on what to report and why, no additional scenarios needed that section is adequate unless you improve it as an actual video of a skywarn and or chaser near the area of present hazard with an indication of commentary as to things to do which could easily be obtained by request of individual uploaders contact information on YouTube there are thousands of videos that are severe weather related and could possibly be used as informational and educational purposes. Read uploaders information below any video, usually the uploader has own website in which the uploader could be contacted directly.
Michaelwoss 2016-12-10 23:08:09

tacmed50 2016-12-10 11:50:42

Good basic info
bmcgarrett 2016-12-08 00:21:03

Interesting course on storm spotting
nayrathegr8 2016-12-07 10:55:10

i love weather and only ten got in the program but this really fun and i love it :3
bkpierce9270 2016-12-06 23:33:45

If you are a weather nerd like I am this course is very much what you need.
Chief1Finch 2016-12-05 15:06:17

Great Course and I will highly recommend it to others.
Chief1Finch 2016-12-05 15:06:17

Great Course and I will highly recommend it to others.
Chief1Finch 2016-12-05 15:06:17

Great Course and I will highly recommend it to others.
twistjd16 2016-12-05 10:21:03

Great lesson!!!
GetCronk 2016-12-04 19:34:34

rjrgoote 2016-12-03 18:30:36

I would of liked to review my test answers, I'm pretty sure my score should of been higher than 77%.
gobabushka 2016-12-03 17:42:56

Wonderful experience, I found it very informative and concise!
tizz78 2016-12-03 11:48:41

Great information!
Ponale 2016-12-03 04:02:51

I am previously skywarn trained and this was the most info i have ever received
aguilera32 2016-12-01 20:24:10

Great learning lesson and very informative
chfwade 2016-12-01 13:37:08

Solid course. Relevant to my work field.
HEAKES 2016-12-01 09:17:58

this was very informative.
jcarvell 2016-11-29 15:31:07

Not all multiple choice answers were displayed on the question about the most fatalities from a weather event.
mckee1dj 2016-11-28 13:59:55

Rather boring, did not exactly say what to look for. Just how to report it.
copperred 2016-11-27 08:51:20

Informative information for anyone who loves weather.
GoldenTiger 2016-11-23 09:11:44

it was fun and interesting to learn about.
rfowler1 2016-11-15 08:45:25

kaykillett 2016-11-09 12:01:39

Wonderful site!
rmilner215 2016-11-03 00:56:19

Even if you are not willing to become a spotter, the information would greatly benefit the common person with the safety and knowledge contained in the lesson.
bsesterhenn 2016-10-29 13:47:55

Easy to navigate and understand. Good examples.
Km4uva 2016-10-27 18:12:08

Good material training
rdl014 2016-10-26 20:32:41

The answers to the questions were not exact enough
Kps32002 2016-10-26 18:24:55

Lesson was very well organized and provided information relevant to storm safty and understanding
dave8555 2016-10-20 20:55:08

Good content and flow of info
wiseone 2016-10-19 17:25:18

Currently an active Skywarn spotter trained by my local weather service office. Found that a couple of the quiz questions were not thoroughly covered in the lesson, however the course as a whole was very good.
Carmendj 2016-10-19 05:59:32

wxcabin 2016-10-18 12:45:30

great course I think anyone wanting to become a part of skywarn should take this course and then follow up with there local NWS for a spotter class either on-line or in person.
mrtwister099 2016-10-18 11:51:10

I study it online on the NWS Skywarn page.
Turlock2A 2016-10-14 16:42:25

Would like more info on identifying various cloud types that may constitute possible weather threats.
JRReid 2016-10-13 19:03:36

It pays to pay close attention to the list given in the course. Overall I rather enjoyed the information even if the delivery method was a bit dated.
GRANT HOLCOMB 2016-10-13 18:31:30

Very basic infromation
Bekah13 2016-10-12 22:54:38

Excellent understanding on how to become a spotter!
spelliamus 2016-10-10 11:58:55

The quiz was unclear in many areas.
Ea9459$ 2016-10-09 19:47:38

it;s good to help people learn to become a storm chasers to help save lives & property 2016-10-07 00:47:21

Being a Ham Radio Op, and re-training for current spotter course, two of the questions in this quiz are known ways to relay the information, still had a hard time get the true right answers but best method is by telephone when possible, ham radio (if licensed) and internet methods,
JohnGuin 2016-10-06 09:45:00

Good information overall. I wish some of the graphics and data was updated is my only suggestion for improvement.
matgibson27 2016-10-04 19:59:02

was fun
KM4WPC 2016-10-04 07:44:53

Had taken class in 1995, this ver is great 2016-10-03 09:49:30

well made training 2016-10-02 15:43:32

Helped a great deal as to the understanding of the subject
sethjustus1 2016-09-30 18:45:05

Great class! Learned a lot!
bmwilton 2016-09-29 12:03:19

Clear and interesting info....
KM4WAT 2016-09-28 19:08:15

Useful information with a high emphasis on personal safety
brandon_curd 2016-09-28 04:44:50

Very informative and well paced. 2016-09-27 10:03:58

An absolute plus. The detail is very helpful and is a good test on ones knowledge whether or not they anticipate on playing a major role. I believe these lessons can be a benefit in schools and other such organizations as well.
philipmccorkle 2016-09-26 16:40:25

Nice intro course
MarkSpisak 2016-09-26 07:05:28

I guess I'd like to be able to identify sky and cloud concerns better. Harmless versus dangerous sky conditions?
n5acf 2016-09-23 11:18:06

Very easy to follow and it's layout of the information made it easy complete in a short amount of time.
Capesjustin2644 2016-09-21 20:42:14

This was a great experiance for me. I thought it taught me every thing I needed fot the test. 2016-09-21 20:29:55

Media files could be updated to use more video instead of still photos.
Andrew M 2016-09-20 20:57:27

i'm getting to understand how spotting and reporting works, plus being safe when spotting 2016-09-19 11:24:14

ryanfield 2016-09-17 07:24:13

Really enjoyed the information.
mitchella726 2016-08-28 12:35:12

The lesson was very informative. Some of the questions were based off of the information that is read, but common sense and listening also took part which helps you learn from different areas. 2016-08-04 18:57:54

I was not real familiar of what a stormwatcher should look for and pay attention to. This course has helped me get a better understanding of this.
skychaser4 2016-08-04 08:42:15

My very 1st attempt at studying anything like this. Very fascinating information.
Riddlebox11 2016-08-02 20:00:56

I learned a lot from this session
jimmylong649 2016-07-23 21:55:44

If you have already taken the basic spotter course through your local nws office, this is a good refresher.
sky marshal 2016-07-13 13:31:57

PBrown9 2016-05-05 15:05:22

This module was terrible, the speaker was monotone, and I did not learn anything. 2016-04-28 19:01:39

good introduction lesson. wish it went into more details so it could cover more areas/states
criscross 20 2016-03-22 11:43:59

Overall I did learn some things, the monotone speakers did not help for me to pay attention but a lot was common sense anyhow.The quiz was weird...maybe some of us think too hard but the way I understood the weird way the questions were brought across...not only was I confused but there is no way I should have got the score I got.I was going to retake it but I am going to give it a few my opinion for something like this there is no way a person with any common sense should need to take it more than once.I really wanted to volunteer for this but the whole set up needs to be redone and not just any old way.I guess I look at it if you are going to have a quiz it will tell you what you have learned...this one did but I was not aware you could go back and take it more than once.Which is ok just would be nice if they would clarify what kind of classes and quiz it is. It's supposed to be sent to someone to let them know you took it...I am confused as to do you take it until you ace it...then send it that a different quiz? That makes it seem like it really doesnt matter how much you have really learned.Just my 5 dollars worth...I guess you could say I was kind of disappointed...even for being a volunteer I would think you would have a better more organized system.
kylehco 2016-03-01 15:38:49

Good information in an easy to follow format. 2016-02-29 08:18:07

Great learning module ! 2016-02-29 08:18:05

Great learning module ! 2016-02-29 08:18:04

Great learning module ! 2016-02-10 05:44:49

Good base course with mixed media instruction. Not a waste of time.
Jerry1949 2016-02-05 16:03:29

This course is for idiots without common sense. It is a complete waste of time.
uptowngirl 2015-07-13 18:24:47

Excellent training; I am thrilled it was online. The information was presented in an easily understood manner and reinforced well. Living through Superstorm Sandy made me more aware of the critical nature of storm preparedness and awareness; I am happy to become a Spotter and serve my community.
Soldiergirl 2015-05-28 16:54:35

Fun training. The material is easy to follow and understand.
BigRed 2015-04-25 11:35:22

Very good information and a sound training tool.
StormChaserJustin 2015-04-22 10:41:39

Ben49 2015-04-03 21:36:57

Nice presentation for all of us in severe weather and its good to know before you need it. We are all responsible for our own safety so we need to know how to be safe during weather events and this presentation does that.
034012 2015-03-31 03:49:54

Man I'm telling you dawg, this curriculum is dope yo. I mean this this aint no middle of the mall stuff right here. As a Skywarn Spotter you definetly need to know yo role, if you know what I'm saying. I'm telling you bruh, I'm ready. Bring it on, funnel cloud, BAM! Tornado, BAM! I'm spotting wall clouds all over this mug.
teddytoy 2015-03-15 14:05:24

The Program and quizzes were well presented. There could have been actual videos used instead of voice over slides... but otherwise the overall course was a good refresher. Like many others commented ... the final review should show what you got wrong and show the correct answer or give a link back to find it in the course.
sialia80 2015-03-11 20:50:52

Some of the questions on the quiz were unclear. Having written my fair share of quizzes for the college classroom, I would suggest that 3 questions in particular be rewritten. I took this quiz way too many times and I am now giving up. I know the answers, but can't seem to figure out how to answer in order to get these three questions correct. Would be helpful to know what MetEd is looking for in terms of answers. That said, the presentation of information was great.
rrosin 2015-02-15 13:22:10

It was very informative and easy to follow.
mikew1130 2015-02-14 18:59:32

The course was well presented in a format that made its points of what they wanted you to learn. The final quiz should be shown in the order of the questions asked with the correct answers so that one knows what they missed.
wingrider 2015-01-27 19:48:47

Great course, easy to follow and informative.
DonK9DAW 2015-01-04 18:03:24

I think that all Hams need to take this course. As a Ham we should want to provide people with a service about the weather that they can rely on when other types of communications may be down.
KE5JVM 2014-12-16 14:37:08

Very informative for the beginner or veteran. Specified the difference between a "chaser" verses a "spotter" as well as what is reporting criteria verses what is consider redundant. A great refresher.
yakk100 2014-11-04 22:17:08

I loved it! there are not to many online spotter classes u can take that u can trust!!! Sky warn is the best storm spotter module class I have taken so far that is anywhere accurate !!! There are several other modules to take to learn more... so hurry up and grab your test before its too late ... you never know what you might miss out here in the real storm spotting safe and remember you might just be the 1st one to witness something truly amazing!
KZ4ZZZ 2014-10-29 12:19:32

This course/test was way off in the test and subject matter... To take it for Skywarn a recertification was a waste of time. I can see why it's not counted in the State of Florida..
CrystalMGrantz 2014-10-13 09:14:15

I understood all questions very helpful in the learning of my way to a better storm spotter thank you so much for this great opportunity.
SKYWTB 2014-10-04 13:06:48

Content was well presented and interesting. However portions of the quiz questions were poorly written/confusing. The final results page was not very helpful for the student to check answers to incorrect answers -- QUOTE -Listed below are the questions from the quiz and the number correct out of the number possible for each question. The specific answers you chose are not shown. The questions were presented in a random order, so the presentation below may not match the order in which you saw the questions - UNQUOTE. It would be more of an effective learning tool if the final quiz actually shows which answers were incorrect and why.
sunrun 2014-10-03 18:51:04

Engaging format puts you in the story making decisions. Good follow up to spotter classes.
kontikiman 2014-10-01 05:53:45

Nice course. Mixed up video, information, and simple questions very well within. Learned a new skill.
DispatchairE911 2014-09-12 20:47:06

Enjoyed the course. Was informative and learned a new skill
jayga3 2014-09-01 11:50:54

good course!
Sheild0913 2014-08-12 17:04:41

This course is a very good training course to learn somewhat about Tornadoes, and to be able to train for SKYWARN!
Weatherlover328 2014-08-08 02:17:17

This course is wonderful. I have taken the classroom based courses in the past and enjoyed them, but found it difficult to focus and retain the information, I recently discovered that I have Attention Deficit Disorder, which is probably why this has been the case. Taking the online course has allowed me to work at my own pace, stop when I need to and pick it back up when I feel I can concentrate again.
redwhitebluegreen 2014-06-25 20:39:12

the program is good and the quiz has answers that should be studied and though out.
echoesofriss 2014-06-08 17:56:58

As per the other reviewers, there are some questions on the quiz at the end of the module that are ambiguous per what was provided within the module. However, the presentation is highly interactive and varies from video, to mini-questions, to reading and provides necessary need-to-know information for anyone who has an interest in weather or spotting.
satchman 2014-06-01 14:13:25

Great Module. Love the interaction and details of role playing situations. Agree, this is something that everyone should know, spotter or not.
garymic13549 2014-05-17 10:45:47

A very well constructed course with additional information for locating available resources in relation to Skywarn spotting. Given in person courses are generally once or twice a year and just before a hurricane season here in South Florida, this was much easier in completing the coursework without disrupting a busy work schedule to do it..
thunder thriller 2014-04-30 13:34:35

I was going to rate this with 2 stars, but that's before I found out about all the other training modules!! This is a great course to get started as a SkyWarn Spotter!!!!!
rlkraatz 2014-04-27 14:45:56

Excellent course. I have taken this face to face with the Weather Service since 1992. This online course is very effective.
arosydove12 2014-04-01 13:28:18

I found the quiz easy though I agree the corrections should be shown.
jimhalloc 2014-03-16 11:35:50

The quiz was tricky. I would have liked to have known what was the correct answers to the questions I got wrong. The program would never let me see my certificate or save any of my results.
ltwinston 2014-03-10 19:20:16

Things Everone Should Know
vwprinsesse 2014-03-03 11:07:41

A good overview of the spotter role. Some of the multiple choice options on the quiz are not specifically addressed in the quiz so that made the quiz a little tricky. I had left some options unchecked because I did not recall learning it in the unit. Next time I'll remember, if it makes sense, it's probably right.
Sdavis01 2014-02-28 13:46:40

I learned some new things. Quiz had some tricky questions, I believe an after quiz review would be a very good learning tool.
RodBiederstedt 2014-02-27 15:35:08

Learned a few new things as well as refreshing some others.
hawley1 2014-02-25 13:47:47

I learned the important aspects of being a weather spotter. Some of the quiz questions were tricky. I would have liked an explanation of the questions I missed.
TheArmchairWeatherLady 2014-02-23 18:19:26

Great course.
bobga48 2014-02-05 10:03:21

Good course. Only comment is the quiz questions answered wrong should be explained, not just you got x out of x right.
rbusch 2014-01-28 10:39:33

Good overall presentation. A few aspects of the quiz at the end of the module are not clear to the presentation. Overall this is a good tool.
343740 2014-01-24 14:15:42

Excellent Course. Much improved over what has been available in the past from other sources. Some initial problems with download, but my problem, not Met Ed. Just follow the instructions for download and you will be OK.
MikeSatter 2014-01-20 11:31:58

Excellent course!
kg4eyg 2013-12-15 19:32:33

Great course. Comprehensive yet to the point. Looking forward to more courses!
RGHarlow 2013-11-20 08:32:16

This is Excellent training course. Basic for anyone interested in Weather Spotting. The average person can learn a lot about severe weather, safety, how to help and how to respond to a weather emergency from this simple course.
Smrbunny1 2013-11-14 07:17:21

Love this course. It is very easy to learn and I highly recommend that someone should take this.
tradewinds 2013-11-13 04:10:10

This module provides excellent fundamental guidelines and strengthens ones resolve to assists their community and become a Skywarn spotter.
332747 2013-10-31 18:20:08

Great Course to take! Very easy to understand and to learn! I would really recommend this to anyone that's interested!
BuddhaKatWX 2013-10-17 23:48:59

Excellent course! Very informative and easy to understand. Very well put together and I highly recommend it!
W4JKU 2013-10-11 12:47:07

This is Excellent training for anyone interested in how Weather Spotters work and knowing how the bulletins that we receive during Severe Weather are formed. Everyone should take this course!!!
tyranny3572002 2013-08-23 17:21:08

excellant exactly what i needed
Auzzie2013 2013-08-03 09:24:39

Good module & interesting. A couple of the test questions were confusing. It would be good to know the correct answers in addition to what questions were missed. :)
TSwatcher1 2013-07-27 19:49:11

Video presentations, interactive questions, and module lectures allowed the training to be understood and easily tested. It is very engaging, and gives you the information in an easy to understand way. The only thing I would criticize would be some of the quiz answer choices did not really answer the quiz questions accurately. I felt I knew the material very well but was disappointed with the results. But I passed and I guess that is what counts. Thank you for making this training available! I'm already scouring the web looking for more opportunities.
CrownPrince 2013-07-22 16:33:43

Most excellent basic weather spotter instructional course. Video presentations, interactive questions, and module lectures allowed the training to be understood and easily tested.
catspj 2013-07-02 22:39:23

The module provided information that I don't remember being presented during live training sessions. It was a nice review.
lorie66 2013-06-11 16:51:29

I enjoyed the online course because I was able to complete it without having to travel. The material is very informative, educational, and easy to understand.
JLeff80 2013-06-04 18:07:38

An absolutely wonderful module! Really thorough and interesting! Even if you don't become a trained spotter, just the knowledge you gain from this quick course will help you in case of severe weather. It is very engaging, and gives you the information in an easy to understand way w/o dumbing it down.
ct wthr mn 2013-05-31 08:09:40

This course makes you want to learn more about our planets weather and ways to help others to recognize its power and how to be safer.
ScottyN 2013-05-30 20:48:34

Very good and descriptive, very informative and a excellent online class
GalleonB 2013-05-19 23:14:23

Great way to get started and the module is very informative.
gowkaiser 2013-05-04 19:37:08

Muy buena introducción a la observación de fenómenos atmosféricos. Muy intuitivo y bastante realista en la presentación de los temas.
jetnukem23 2013-05-03 13:18:21

Great starting point
williejarnold 2013-04-29 17:27:57

Very good and descriptive, very informative and a excellent online class
mechanathan 2013-04-19 03:28:11

Very informative, interactive, and fun as well!
God's Rebel 2013-04-15 09:03:30

Pretty good
cyclonechasers 2013-04-14 16:16:49

gustavoapontepr 2013-04-10 18:48:18

graydog 2013-04-09 19:43:52

I found it very useful. A lot of common sense reminders.
wyobulldog 2013-03-31 20:58:11

Lot of good info. easy to use/remember. Video audio could use something other than monotone script reading, but not a lot of it in the module. 4.5 stars
rrodriguez79 2013-03-24 22:21:36

Great Course
pkwork 2013-03-21 16:52:28

Would recommend this to anyone, whether they want to become a SkyWarn Spotter or not -- good safety info.
Badger6 2013-03-07 09:02:19

Easy, informative, important
Aether 2013-02-10 20:30:44

Clear and concise. Much appreciated.
tmiller249 2013-02-07 01:49:28

Well put together. Easy to understand.
jamesmorris 2013-01-30 22:41:16

this is what the new and old spotter needs to look at to remind them of safety.i knew most of the what was in the course.a good course...jim n9plm.
weussery 2013-01-21 02:38:45

Great course, Thank you...
gregoey 2013-01-19 18:34:51

Thanks for making this training easy. KC9HIR
KC9HIS 2013-01-18 09:52:49

Thanks for making this information available.
chavens5290 2013-01-18 00:15:07

Great information and easy to understand and navigate! Thanks!
PentecostalPete 2013-01-14 23:44:22

So glad I got to take this course on-line. Very informative! Thanks for making this resource available! Vic
wylcradio 2013-01-08 21:13:10

This is an excellent course, and furthermore, I encourage you to prepare for severe weather awareness before storm season arrives. Sincerey: Mark A. Clay S.R. Amateur Radio Callsign: KD8FZH Huntington, W.V. Mark A. Clay S.R. Owner-Admin for
152208 2012-12-14 21:32:53

This is an awesome course! I really enjoyed the course. Thak you.
runway146 2012-11-25 06:52:21

informative and easy to navigate, GREAT JOB!
mwnick01 2012-11-09 10:54:57

Great informative course. I really enjoyed it.
chrisclow 2012-10-31 14:03:15

Great course, thanks!