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Welcome to the NWS Training Portal! This portal is designed to provide access to all NWS training, including course listings, course descriptions, training schedules, and online materials. Our goal is to provide you with one stop shopping for training! If you have suggestions for improvements, or note any errors, please use the webmasters link at the bottom of the page to share them with the Portal team.

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News & Announcements

  • The Satellite Foundational Course for GOES-R (SatFC-G) curriculum is available in the Commerce Learning Center and is required to be completed by all NWS Operational Meteorologists at CONUS WFOs, CWSUs, and National Centers by April 30, 2017.  The Hydrology Track of this curriculum is required for Hydrologists at RFCs. See the learning center's GOES-R Training Page for additional info.    

    For non-NOAA employees: The SHyMet SatFC-G course is available. Your first step is to register for the course by sending an email containing your name to nws.oaa.clo.shymet@noaa.gov . (12/01/16)

  • COMET has published Sea Level Change: Basics.  This lesson addresses the basic causes, both natural and human-induced, of sea level change.  It explores how changes in the ocean can affect sea level, and how changes in both the ocean and along lands can affect relative sea level on the regional scale.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learing Center, click here. (11/09/16)

  • COMET has announced updates to the Operational Models Encyclopedia.  An entry has been added describing the Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis/UnRestricted Mesoscale (RTMA/URMA).  The RTMA/URMA is the analysis used to bias correct and weight the elements of the National Blend of Models (NBM) and reflects the August 2016 implementation.  Additionally, the RAP/HRRR encyclopedia entry has been revised to reflect updates made to these models during August 2016.  The changes overall reduced a warm, dry bias in the RAP and HRRR. (10/20/16)

  • COMET has announced the publication of Predicting Convective Cessation for Aviation Forecasters.  During this ~1-hour lesson, aviation forecasters will learn about multi-conceptual models of convective evolution and cessation, and then will test their knowledge within a convective event case simulator.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (10/17/16)

  • COMET has published Communicating Climate Change Scenarios With Decision Makers.  In this one-hour lecture, presented in three parts, research hydrologist Dr. Holly Hartmann discusses issues and approaches for communicating with decision-makers regarding climate change topics in water management planning.  To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (09/23/16)


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