SKYWARN Spotter Training will be offered on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Information Net on April 10 and April 17 at 9:15 PM on the 146.88 repeater (Wake County) and via live-streaming audio on the internet. Training will focus on the role of the SKYWARN spotter, weather safety, and convective basics. This training may be used to earn initial spotter certification or renew certification, which is required every three years. Part 1 of Basic Training will be held on April 10; Part 2 on April 17. The instructor will be Nick Petro, WX3H, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Raleigh. To fully benefit from this training and to receive certification, you must: a) download the training presentation before each net from www.centralcarolinaskywarn.net (it will be included with the Weekly Weather Impact Briefing; click on the Weekly Weather Impact Briefing on the top menu to download); b) listen and check in at the end of both nets; and c) email Virginia Enzor, NC4VA, Emergency Coordinator (Central Carolina SKYWARN) at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, call sign (if licensed), and preferred email address. The NWS will then contact you about completing the spotter certification process.
Scanner listeners and listeners receiving live-streaming audio on the internet at www.broadcastify.com may also participate by downloading the presentations and emailing Virginia NC4VA immediately after both nets. Again, be sure to include your name, call sign (if licensed), and preferred email address. For live-streamed training, visit www.broadcastify.com and proceed as follows: Listen > North Carolina > Wake > Central Carolina SKYWARN.
If you live outside the Raleigh NWS coverage area, the Raleigh NWS will coordinate with your Weather Forecast Office to ensure your SKYWARN spotter certification.
Additional SKYWARN Spotter Training classes sponsored by NWS Raleigh can be found at http://www.weather.gov/rah/skywarn