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Offline Ron_Jarrell

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So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« on: April 05, 2006, 01:11:28 PM »
Here's some guides to get you started learning about and spotting severe weather.

http://www.srh.weather.gov/jetstream/index.htm

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/stormspotting/


If you're interested in getting certified, check with your local National Weather Service Forecast Office to see when the next SKYWARN certification class is in your area.
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So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 09:55:17 PM »
Here's a great detailed forecast education site...

http://www.theweatherprediction.com/
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Re: So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 10:42:58 PM »
Are there any actual classes/seminars/etc in the Tennessee? Here's the deal... I'm on the brink of deciding on what I want to be when I "grow up" and meterology is looking pretty good. That's right folks, the weather bug has bitten me... I'm serious about studying this but need some advice on how to start :)

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Re: So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 11:17:19 PM »
There's a whole slew of SKYWARN seminars coming. They start the end of February and run just about every week until May or so. Do that first and you'll be an official spotter.
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Re: So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2008, 09:06:35 AM »
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Re: So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2008, 07:24:00 PM »
Sometimes there are a few in the fall time too like around September.  Most are in Feb, Mar, April timeframe before and during the main severe weather season.  Very informative class to there is basic class and also an advanced class.  To me I got my skywarn certificate by taking both an basic and an advanced class back to back which takes about 4 hours.  With like a 10 minute break in between.  I will need to take another one this upcoming fall/winter/spring since it has been Sept 9th 2006 since I took that class.

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Re: So You Want To Learn About Weather?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010, 10:47:58 PM »
This is the best place Ive found to post this message... let me know if theres a better thread.

So I saw a link about 30 pages back (a few days ago) on the "Arctic Regime" thread of someone mentioning comet.ucar.edu as a good source for "free" but good training. I consider myself intermediate in some areas, advanced in other areas, with no formal training. Looking at the MetEd section of that website, there are 360+ modules to choose from. Yes, I see that some are Portuguese etc, but seeing that I dont have much formal foundational training, would it be recommended that I start running through some level 1 stuff that interests me? or start with level 0? Im the kind of person that if something is too remedial, I get bored and dont follow-through. I dont want to waste my time on things that arent going to be challenging to me.. Im just curious how the Levels run on that site. If I started with Level 1, would it assume I had some Level 0 and be over my head? Or should I just go by trial and error? Any input is greatly appreciated.
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