Skywarn is an effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding networks of spotters and by encouraging the widest possible participation in tornado warning programs. Skywarn Weather Spotters provide a valuable service to the National Weather Service by reporting storm damage, precipitation and other observed weather phenomena.
There is no way to stop tornadoes, and not all tornadoes show up on radar, but they can be seen. Lives can be saved. Only one instrument can detect a tornado or funnel with complete certainty--the human eye.
More concern, more spotters, more eyes are needed. Lend us yours--learn SKYWARN!
All interested parties (i.e., fire, police, EMS, security, volunteers and citizens) are encouraged to attend.
This program is coordinated by the Oakland County Homeland Security Division.
Click here for the 2017 SKYWARN schedule.
Become a storm spotter in your own home!
This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter program of the National Weather Service, enroll today for this free training.