March 6th Update--
... Registration Not Required for SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Classes for 2014 ...
We have dropped the requirement for class registration for this year for each spotter training class. In other words, for this year we are no longer requiring that at least 10 people register for a class in order to confirm a class. We are hoping for a favorable turnout for each class to insure a successful future for our SKYWARN spotter training program. We depend on training new spotters to maintain a viable SKYWARN Weather Spotter Program in our County Warning and Forecast Area.
The training schedule for 2014 is posted on our website at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pdt/weatherSafety/spotter/spotterTraining.php?wf... .
You may download a PDF file that contains the "Weather Spotter's Field Guide: A Guide to Being a SKYWARN Spotter", from the following website:
If you would like to become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter and you are unable to attend a training class in person, an online SKYWARN Spotter Training Course is available on the MetEd website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23 . This online course consists of two modules: "Role of The SKYWARN Spotter" and "SKYWARN Spotter Convective Basics". You must complete both modules in order to become a SKYWARN Weather Spotter. If you are interested in taking the online training, please send me an email and I will send you instructions on what you need to do.
Please forward this email to your Amateur Radio friends and your non-Amateur Radio friends.
Alan Polan, KE4TRR
SKYWARN Net Coordinator
Amateur Radio Program Leader
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Weather Service (NWS)
Weather Forecast Office
WX7PDT: NWS Pendleton's Amateur Radio Station Call Sign