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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

  • WDTB invites you to a new webinar series titled Multiple-Radar/Multiple-Sensor (MRMS) Application of the Month. This webinar series will provide monthly presentations on the implications and practical applications of the MRMS products to NWS forecasters. The first webinar, "Coming Soon: Integration of Multiple-Radar/Multiple Sensor Severe Weather and Hydrologic Data into Forecast and Warning Operations", will be on Monday March 30th at 1700 UTC. To learn more about MRMS Training, visit: http://www.wdtb.noaa.gov/courses/MRMS/index.php. (03/16/15)

  • COMET has announced the availability of Satellite Water Vapor Interpretation - Short Course. This course consists of five lessons covering 3D Thinking, Vorticity, Deformation Zones, and Conveyor Belts. Each lesson contains forecast-relevant exercises to help users directly apply this knowledge. The NWS Learning Center's COMET Page provides access to the learning plan for this course. (03/12/15)

  • COMET has published Marine Weather Services Incident Response and Decision Support. This one-hour lesson provides guidance for forecasters tasked with supporting oil or chemical spills and other marine-focused incidents. The lesson outlines best practices for effective communication, and follows an example spill event to help demonstrate marine forecasters' responsibilities for coordinating with emergency managers, as well as with other NOAA line offices and governmental agencies. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (03/05/15)

  • WDTB has released the AWIPS-2 Thin Client Course in the NWS Learning Center. This short course focuses on the capabilities of the AWIPS-2 Thin Client and to best leverage the Thin Client on limited bandwidth connections for operations and decision support. This course was designed for forecasters at CWSUs, NCDP, RFCs, and WFOs who will provide on-site decision support. (02/18/15)

  • COMET has released Microwave Remote Sensing: Land and Ocean Surface Applications, 2nd Edition. This updated lesson reflects changes to the satellite programs and microwave sensing capabilities deployed on recently launched satellites including Suomi NPP, GCOM-W1, GPM, and SMAP, and planned for the upcoming JPSS mission in 2017. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (02/06/15)

  • COMET has published a new 20-minute lesson on the Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI). An overview of the AHI on Japan's Himawari-8 satellite is provided, and its differences from the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) are highlighted. The lesson also discusses AHI's improved capabilities versus the MTSAT-2 imager, as well as how AHI data and products benefit forecasters in Alaska, Pacific Region, and the CONUS. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (02/03/15)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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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