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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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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

  • COMET has published Overview of Watershed and Channel Sedimentation. The generation, movement, and deposition of sediments within a river system affects water quality, aquatic life, and vital infrastructure. This one hour lesson focuses on the Rio Grande River in the state of New Mexico, but describes river and watershed processes applicable to the movement of sediments in other watersheds. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (01/30/15)

  • COMET and FDTB, in coordination with NCEP's Global Modeling Branch, have released training for the GFS model upgrade implemented on January 14th. This 45 minute lesson includes discussion on changes to the system resolution (27km to 13km), Land Surface Model (LSM), the analysis of water surface temperatures, Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) scheme, and much more. The lesson also presents examples of the impacts of these changes on GFS model forecasts. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (01/28/15)

  • VISIT has announced their schedule of live teletraining sessions through February. All VISIT teletraining is listed on the Training Events Planning Calendar. (01/23/15)

  • COMET has published Chapter 7, Synoptic and Mesoscale Systems as a part of the new 2nd edition of the online textbook, "Introduction to Tropical Meteorology". This chapter examines the wide-variety of synoptic and mesoscale systems that affect the tropics, including tropical easterly waves, upper tropospheric troughs, monsoon depressions, subtropical cyclones, westerly wind bursts, and cold fronts. To access this chapter in the NWS Learning Center, click here (01/16/15)

  • COMET has published Introduction to Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR). This 1.5 hour lesson provides information about the benefits and uses of AMDAR, an aircraft-based observing system coordinated through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The intended audience includes meteorological service managers and providers, observational development groups, the aviation industry, and others interested in benefitting from an aircraft-based observing system in their region. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (01/14/15)

  • COMET has released their GOES-R Satellites Orientation Course. Core content for this course consists of three previously released lessons, and introduces the capabilities, products, and applications anticipated with the next-generation GOES-R satellites. The NWS Learning Center's COMET Page provides access to the learning plan for this course. (12/24/14)

  • 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)

  • 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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