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Skywarn Spotter Training Course

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Alachua County Emergency Management is hosting a “Skywarn Spotter” course on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center (1100 S.E. 27th Street, Gainesville). The course is free, but participants must register online.

“Are you fascinated by weather patterns? Do you want to help the National Weather Service in tracking significant weather to better keep our community safe and well informed? If so, the National Weather Service Skywarn program could be for you,” said Alachua County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

The Skywarn spotter program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) to report significant weather.

Learn more about the Skywarn Spotter program.

  • I am so happy to see this posted! I had become a Skywarn spotter while in Minnesota in 2015. I do hope that the NWS down here starts showing when they are activating spotters prior to a storm. though always activated, the likelihood of needing spotters with awareness that day is much needed. (I do hope that made sense)

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