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NWS 2016 Storm Spotter Training

It is that time of year again when severe weather conditions may erupt at a moments notice.   Consider putting your amateur radio license to good use by becoming a trained storm spotter.  The National Weather Service provides training sessions in coordination with local emergency management offices.

Visit this link to see the upcoming calendar of training classes in the area. There are classes scheduled during the upcoming weeks for Dupage County as well as Cook and other counties. Also you can take online spotter classes, if you are unable to attend a live in classroom presentation. Just follow this link for more information.

Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes.  This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.

  • Additional classes can be added. Please check back for updates.
  • All classes last about 2 hours.
  • They are free and open to the public.
  • Classes are appropriate for all ages. Ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.
  • Pre-registration is NOT required unless specifically noted for a particular class.  
  • Classes are scheduled in collaboration with local emergency management officials.
  • You may attend a class in any location, offered by any NWS office, regardless of where you live.



Weather Spotting Certificates are Available

For those that attended the York Radio Club’s training session for severe weather spotting, the PDF certificates are available online for downloading and printing.  This training was taught by Dave Bukowski -N9KPD, of the National Weather Service,   on Friday March 20th,  2015.


Please click on your  name below to retrieve your certificate

The following people received the 2015 Skywarn Certification:

Bruno Dovilas
Charles Hopper
Crystal Ann Scott
Daniel Gacek
David Booher
David Krause
David Novotny
Ernie Krause
George Tasson
Guy Emma
James Nevitt
Jerzy Latocha
Marcin Roycewicz
Mark Burlingame
Mark Decker
Michael Wilson
Michelle Wheeler
Mike Garcia
Riley Wilson
Robert Bejna
Romie Green
Steve Jurasek
Timothy Wheeler
Tom Piszczek
Wanda Nagel