- Languages: English
- Publish Date: 2011-04-22
- Last Updated On: 2017-03-29
- Skill Level: 0
- Completion Time: 1.00 - 1.25 h
- Includes Audio: yes
- Required Plugins: none
Convective Weather, Emergency Management
- Included in Courses:
SKYWARN® Spotter Training
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The goal of the "Role of the SKYWARN® Spotter" module is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple scenarios covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and storm report criteria), safety considerations for all hazards, and an overview of the national program and its history.
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- list the proper safety guidelines to use during severe convective weather:
- while in a building
- while in a car
- and after a storm has passed
- identify the seven required pieces of information to communicate to the NWS when making a storm report
- demonstrate how to make a clear and succinct storm report for a severe convective weather event
- describe how spotter reports are used within the NWS and local emergency management branches
- identify the best methods of communication of your spotter report in specific situations
- explain the importance of SKYWARN spotters in warning operations
SKYWARN spotter, SKYWARN, National Weather Service, NWS, convective weather, tornadoes, funnel clouds, hail, severe winds, flooding, winter precipitation, freezing rain, sleet, snow, non-thunderstorm winds, wildland fires, hurricanes, high surf, rip currents, dense fog, mudslides, landslides, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic ash, avalanches, storm reports, spotting, hazardous weather, spotter safety
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