Skywarn certified....

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  1. Haik P

    Haik P Lurker

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    Hello guys.

    I was just wondering if Spotter Network allows anyone to register, pass their test, and start sending out reports?

    Or do you need to be a certified skywarn spotter?

    Wouldn’t the NWS just ignore most of these if they’re not skywarn certified? And how would they be able to verify if a report thru SN is from a certified skywarn member?

    Thank you.
     
  2. rdale

    rdale EF5

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    You do not need to be Skywarn certified. Since there is no Skywarn database - it doesn't really matter.

    Since you have to take a test, SN knows you are more qualified than Skywarn spotters because Skywarn doesn't have a test.
     
  3. Devin Pitts

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    As stated above, a Skywarn "certification" only requires attending a 2 hour course with no test, where Spotter Network requires you to pass their test before you can submit reports through the system. That said, every individual NWS WFO does things a little differently than others and will honor certain types of reporting over others.
     
  4. Robert W

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    Took my skywarn TEST and training through Meted.
     

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  5. Robert W

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    Currently working on several courses at Meted for free.
     

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