Free Skywarn Spotter Course

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County Emergency Management is hosting an in-person Skywarn Spotter course at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 S.E. 27th Street, Gainesville) on Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This course is free and open to anyone with interest. The class size is limited, and pre-registration is required.

“Are you fascinated by weather patterns? Do you want to help the National Weather Service track significant weather to better keep our community safe and well informed?” asked Alachua County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton. “If so, the US National Weather Service Jacksonville Florida Skywarn program could be for you. The Skywarn spotter program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) to report significant weather.”

Participants must register online.