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Become a certified Weather Spotter for free

Posted at 5:50 PM, Feb 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-18 17:50:21-05

Do you want to become a Weather Spotter?

The Collier County Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service Miami will provide a free certification class for SKYWARN weather spotters.

The program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the National Weather Service to report significant weather.

The class is open to anyone at least 18 years of age residing in South Florida.

The certification training includes information and the reporting criteria necessary to report hazardous weather development and/or conditions to the Miami weather forecast office.

Subjects include thunderstorm classifications, tornadic thunderstorm schematic, and optimum severe weather locations within storm cells. 

The class will be held March 3 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m at the South Regional Library in Naples.

Please email your request to register to or call (239) 252-3603 for more information.