NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program

Topic: NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program

When: March 16th, 2023 7:30pm

Presenter: National Weather Service (NWS) – Nashville

Background: Whether you already have attended a SKYWARN training session before (this is a great refresher for you!) or this is your first time, plan to attend this training session.

SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes.

SKYWARN name and logo are trademarked: SKYWARN® is a registered trademark of NOAA’s National