Storm Spotter Training

Northwest Vista College Risk Management will be hosting SKYWARN training on Friday, May 10 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm in the Innovation Center. This training is voluntary. If you would like to sign up, please do so through AlamoTalent.

Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time–seconds and minutes that can help save lives.

SKYWARN training gives you an opportunity to learn about the following:


  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report to the National Weather Service
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety
  • Become an official NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter!


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