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Weather Spotters

Severe Weather Spotters are a vital link in the timely and accurate flow of weather information into and out of weather forecast offices. Storm Spotter training is available to the public as conducted by the local NOAA/NWS Forecast Office on an annual scheduled basis. If you are interested in attending these training sessions and becoming a spotter, please contact your local NOAA/NWS Forecast office or the national coordinator:

National Coordinator: Chris Maier, phone: 301-713-0090, email: chris.maier@noaa.gov

Online Storm Spotter Training Materials
    • Click on the above link and choose to Open the Zip file as it's downloaded to your computer.
    • Once the download is complete, extract to a location of your choosing, e.g. "My Documents".
    • A new subdirectory will by made in the location you specified, e.g. C:My DocumentsNWS_Spotter_Training.
    • Within this new directory, use Internet Explorer to Open NWS_Spotter_Training.htm and then view the presentation.
Additional Resources for Spotters
Storm Spotters United - Storm Spotters United is a website setup and run by Kaufman County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, as a public education tool designed to benefit all interested visitors.
Information for Ham Radio Operators
Virtual Office Tour - HAM Operators & SKYWARN Spotters - http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tae/?n=tour-ham
AMATEUR "HAM" RADIO Information from the National Weather Service Marine Forecasts - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/ham.htm
How to Get Started in Ham Radio - http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ddc/?n=hamlicense
Amateur Radio Emergency Service - http://www.arrl.org/ares

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