The National Weather Service will be hosting the annual FREE “Fall Spotter Training” on several days in October. 

The training will be conducted virtually, online for convenience and is available at four different dates and times, you only need to select one date as the training will be the same for all four sessions.  Online registration is required and can be done at:

Dates and Registration Links

DateTimeRegistration Link
Tuesday October 11, 2022 (Evening Session) 6:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM CDTRegister Here
Thursday, October 13, 2022 (Early Afternoon Session)1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDTRegister Here
Saturday, October 15, 2022 (Morning Session)11:00 AM EDT / 10:00 AM CDTRegister Here
Tuesday, Octoberr 18, 2022 (Evening Session)6:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM CDTRegister Here

After you register you will be provided a confirmation e-mail with the webinar link.  The program lasts approximately 2 hours and they will take a brief stretch break.  A link to the presentation notes will be included with your registration confirmation e-mail. 

The training IS NOT county specific and is recommended age is 14 and older.  To participate you will need a computer with Internet Access, an active email address, audio capability and to install the software (GoToWebinar)

SKYWARN is a concept developed in the early 1970’s that was intended to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and local communities.  The emphasis of the effort is often focused on the storm spotter, an individual who takes a position near their community and reports wind gusts, hail size, rainfall, and cloud formations that could signal a developing tornado.

If you would like additional information regarding emergency/disaster preparedness, please contact Clyde Avery, Director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, at 936-3740. 

Provided by Marshall County Emergency Management