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Posted on: August 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Frederick County SKYWARN Convection Course Announced

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FREDERICK, Md. – The Frederick County Division of Emergency Management is pleased to partner with the National Weather Service Office in Sterling, VA to offer the advanced SKYWARN Convection “Storm Spotter” training. Attendees must be at least 14 years old and have previously attended a SKYWARN Basics class. This course is free of charge.

When:      Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where:     Frederick County Public Safety Training Facility

                  5370 Public Safety Place, Frederick, MD 21704


 SKYWARN is a National Weather Service (NWS) program designed to obtain critical information during times of severe weather. SKYWARN volunteers receive training in storm identification and evolution, and when severe weather threatens, they report information to the local NWS office.

This course provides a more in-depth training of severe weather hazards and the role of weather spotters during these events. Topics to be covered include:

  • Severe weather hazards in the Mid-Atlantic
  • Ingredients and forecasting for severe weather
  • Severe weather statistics
  • Severe weather preparation and safety
  • NWS severe weather products
  • The role of a SKYWARN® spotter in severe weather

Please contact for questions or concerns regarding the class.


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