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NWS Lincoln, Illinois - Skywarn Storm Spotter Video Training Series

Discussion in 'Skywarn Storm Spotting Discussion' started by Shawn Gossman, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Introduction



    An introduction to the 2015 storm spotter training video produced for YouTube. This training will be broken down into several individual videos.
     
  2. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Importance of Storm Spotters



    Why are storm spotters important to the severe weather warning process?
     
  3. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Thunderstorm Basics



    What goes into creating a thunderstorm?
     
  4. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Characteristics of Severe Storms



    What to look for with the cloud features of severe thunderstorms
     
  5. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Multicells: Clusters and Squall Lines



    What are multicells, what to look for, and how squall lines develop and appear on radar
     
  6. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Supercells: Characteristics and Visual Clues



    What to look for with supercells, including severe weather types and cloud features
     
  7. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Supercell Variations (Classic and HP) and the Tornado Life Cycle



    Types of supercells, and the life cycle of a tornado
     
  8. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Downbursts, Hail and Flash Flooding



    How downbursts and hail occur, how to identify them while spotting, and the definition of flash flooding
     
  9. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Non-Supercell Tornadoes and Other Rotations



    Information on landspouts, cold air funnel clouds, and gustnadoes
     
  10. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Challenges While Spotting



    Things to consider when determining whether something is a tornado or a funnel cloud
     
  11. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Spotter Awareness, Communications and Reporting



    Remaining alert to your surroundings, how to estimate distance and wind speed, how to report damage and hail, and where to send your report
     
  12. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Spotter Safety: Escape Routes, Lightning and Hail



    Be sure to have an escape route available if you are out spotting, and know how to protect yourself from lightning and hail.
     
  13. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    Spotter Safety: Flooding and Tornadoes



    How to protect yourself from flooding and tornadoes while you are storm spotting
     
  14. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Skywarn Forum Owner Staff Member Skywarn Forum Owner Skywarn Forum Moderator

    That's it for the video series, I hope you all find this topic to be very resourceful :)
     

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