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.
Skillsoft courses are available via the Commerce Learning Center.
News & Announcements
- 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)
- COMET has published Sea Level Change: Datums and Terminology. This lesson addresses how sea level is determined and applied. It starts with a general discussion of datums, then looks more closely at the vertical datums that form the basis of height measurements. Tidal datums are covered including common applications. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (09/21/16)
- COMET has published Forecasting Clear Air Turbulence for Aviation. This case-based interactive lesson teaches a process for forecasting clear air turbulence (CAT) and applies it to a case that occurred over the U.S. Information about the synoptic patterns that generate CAT and the products and indices used to identify it are woven in the case. To access this lesson in the Commerce Learning Center, click here. (09/15/16)
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