SKYWARN Storm Spotters

Skywarn is a program the National Weather Service uses to improve severe storm watches and warnings. Trained volunteers serve as storm spotters. These spotters pass on vital “ground truth” information to forecasters during severe weather events. They are the eyes and ears not only for forecasters, but for the community as a whole Skywarn volunteers come from all walks of life, and generally have two things in common – an interest in weather as well as an interest in serving their community. Certain organizations and citizens often involved in Skywarn include:

  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Department and Rescue Squads
  • Amateur Radio Groups
  • Colleges, Technical Schools
  • Businesses
  • Postal Service Employee’s
  • Utility Company Employee’s
  • General Public

Any person can become a Skywarn storm spotter, but they must first complete the necessary training from the National Weather Service. These training classes are offered annually in Waycross, GA. There is no charge for the class.

Please check our calendar for the next course, but if you don’t see one, either contact us directly or visit us on Facebook.