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The mission of the NWS Training Program is to ensure training needs are met in a cost-effective manner by sustaining an efficient and effective workforce.

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NWS Training Portal 

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

  • NWSTC has announced the publication of the CHPS Calibration User Training. This course provides detailed instruction for calibration focal points on using the CHPS calibration function to improve hydrologic model performance. To access this module in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (10/29/14)

  • FDTB, in collaboration with OAR's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global Systems Division (GSD), is proud to announce the release of training for the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, which was implemented at NCEP on 30 September 2014. The HRRR model was developed by GSD over the past 5 years and is a tremendous example of Research-to-Operations. To access this training in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (10/22/14)

  • The WDTB has released the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Information and Training Page. MRMS represents a whole new way to use key inputs into warning and forecast decision-making for public, hydrologic, and aviation service sectors of the NWS and its core partners. This training release includes a product reference guide for all of the Initial Operating Capacity (IOC) products and multiple lessons discussing how these products are generated. (10/06/14)

  • COMET has announced the publication of GOES-R GLM: Introduction to the Geostationary Lightning Mapper. This one-hour lesson is an extension of COMET's "GOES-R: Benefits of Next Generation Environmental Monitoring" lesson and focuses on the GLM instrument, the satellite's lightning mapper. The GLM will improve weather forecasts and warning by providing continuous lightning measurements over a large portion of the Western Hemisphere, mapping total lightning (intra-cloud and cloud-to-ground) flash rates and trends. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here (10/02/14)

  • VISIT has published a new training session titled Identifying Snow with Daytime RGB Satellite Products. This basic-level training session addresses how snow can be identified from daytime multispectral imagery using Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image combinations. To access this session in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (09/19/14)

  • The NWSTC has announced the publication of the Observational Programs Overview Course. This introductory course is open to any NOAA or NWS employee who wishes to learn the importance of NWS observational data and information about each manual observing program. Click here to access this course in the NWS Learn Center. (08/06/14)

  • NWSTC has announced the publication of the AWIPS-2 System Admin Deployment Refresher Course. This review course is designed for students who have taken the NWSTC residence course "A2SADEP" and need a refresher of the course material before deployment at their site. Click here to access this course in the LMS. (04/01/14)


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