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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 announced the publication of Climate Variability and Change Lectures, July 2013. This series of 13 recorded presentations from the summer 2013 offering of COMET's Climate Variability and Change Virtual Course provides an extensive background on a range of topics with emphasis on developing communication skills for challenging climate topics. There are no quizzes on MetEd for these materials, however, NWS users may complete a quiz for each lecture and receive credit in the NWS Learning Center by searching for "Climate Variability and Change Lecture". Alternatively, a learning plan containing all 13 lectures is available on the NWS Learning Center's COMET Page. (04/18/14)

  • COMET has published a new lesson titled Satellite Feature Identification: Conveyor Belts. Conveyor belts highlight important atmospheric processes that can be advantageous for making forecasts. In this lesson, which takes less than 1 hour to complete, you can learn to identify conveyor belts using water vapor imagery. The intended audience is any operational forecaster familiar with satellite analysis. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (04/16/14)

  • The National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC) has announced the publication of Graphics Generator Template and Product Configuration Training. This course provides detailed instruction for Graphics Generator Focal Points to produce customized hydrologic charts and output files. To access this module in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (04/11/14)

  • COMET has announced the publication of Introduction to Electromagnetic and Electro-Optic Propagation. This 1.5-hour lesson describes the properties of electromagnetic (EM) and electro-optical (EO) radiation and how their propagation is affected by the atmosphere and weather. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (04/11/14)

  • COMET has published a new lesson titled How Satellite Observations Impact NWP. This 90-minute lesson provides meteorologists with an understanding of satellite data, NWP models, data assimilation systems, and how and why satellite data is so important for good NWP model forecasts. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (04/03/14)

  • 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)

  • VISIT has announced their schedule of live teletraining sessions through April. The next VISIT Satellite Chat sessions are April 16th. All VISIT teletraining is listed on the Training Events Planning Calendar. (03/31/14)

  • COMET has announced the publication of Writing TAFs for Convective Weather, 2nd Edition. This updated two-hour lesson summarizes techniques and best practices for producing an effective Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) for convective weather based on updated NWS Directives. A case study and examples for various airports are used to provide examples for constructing both TAFs and Aviation Forecast Discussions. To access this lesson in the NWS Learning Center, click here. (02/14/14)


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