Online Training Course

SKYWARN Spotter Training

Online SKYWARN® Spotter Training Courses are offered by the COMET® Program as part of its educational partnership with the Natianl Weather Service (NWS). The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.


Role of the Skywarn Spotter

Take the Course: Skywarn Training

Course Overview:

The goal of the “Role of the SKYWARN® Spotter” module is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple scenarios covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and storm report criteria), safety considerations for all hazards.


Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics

Take the Course: Skywarn Training

Course Overview:

The “SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics” module will guide users to a basic understanding of convective storms. Through three different scenarios, you will cover reporting and proper communication of local storm reports to the National Weather Service (NWS).


Weather Spotters’ Field Guides

Download the Guide: Basic Spotter’s Field Guide (PDF)

Download the Guide: Advanced Spotter’s Field Guide (PDF)