The SKYWARN® Tropical course provides a more in depth training of tropical weather hazards and the role of spotters during these events. The course is intended for all levels of expertise, though having attended a Basic class is mandatory to attend.
Topics to be covered include:
Tropical Cyclone Components and Formation
Tropical Cyclone Climatology
Hazards Associated with Tropical Cyclones
NWS Tropical Weather Products
The role of a SKYWARN® spotter in Tropical Weather
Tropical Cyclone Safety
This SKYWARN® Spotter Class is offered free of charge from the combined efforts of your local National Weather Service Forecast Office and the St. Mary’s County, MD Office of Emergency Management. A National Weather Service meteorologist will teach the class.