Online Skywarn Training

Skywarn training for 2021!

See the below information from Theresa from the Metro Skywarn organization.  Multiple training dates are available.  Attendance is limited.  


Below is the link to the class schedule! As we previously announced, training will be held online through Zoom this year.  Classes will be 2.5 hours and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! One registration per household (or two if you need to use multiple devices to view or listen).

Please read all of the items below for important information:

- To avoid having everyone come to training this year, I worked with the National Weather Service to create the following schedule. If you last took training in …

          * 2018 and years prior – attend training this year

          * 2019 or 2020 – attend training in 2022

- Please log in 15 minutes before class starts to ensure you can connect. (morning classes begin at 9am, afternoon classes at 1pm, and evening classes at 6:30pm)

- If you are able, please use your computer’s audio to connect instead of your phone as we are limited in the number of participants we can have. We will be using Zoom’s chat for questions and answers instead of verbal questions.

- We recommend you use a computer with speakers so you can view the detailed photos and videos we display. You may not be able to see those details on a tablet or phone. Feel free to hook your device up to your TV!

- Be sure to download Zoom well before class. Go to, then select Resources, then Download Zoom Client. Under Resources, Zoom also offers tutorials and live training sessions on how to use Zoom.

- To help with bandwidth, we ask that you do not use your camera during class.

- Avoid using Wi-Fi and plug directly into your modem to ensure smooth playing of the presentation.

- After class, we will be sending you an email that includes a link for registration. You must complete that within 3 full days after the class in order to get credit. We will send you an updated spotter card once we’ve updated your registration. If you are new, we will only be issuing ids for amateur radio operators.  The NWS will not be issuing Skywatcher id’s this year (for those who do not have an amateur radio license). For spotters who are renewing, both Metro Skywarn and Skywatchers will be renewed.

- If you find that your internet cannot handle the Zoom presentation, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for options.

Theresa Caspers

Education Coordinator

Metro Skywarn

Additional information