Sign-Up for Free Storm Spotter Training

Join the network of trained weather spotters across the Carolinas!

The Carolina Weather Group is hosting free SKYWARN Storm Spotter training with the National Weather Service Office in Columbia, South Carolina on Fri., March 26 at 6:30 p.m.  

Everyone from across the Carolinas is welcome. (You do not need to live near Columbia to join our class.)

The class is free and will teach you all you need to know to submit priceless storm reports to the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) nearest you. 

Storm spotters are not storm chasers. They’re not asked to do anything dangerous nor are they asked to travel. The National Weather Service wants to know what’s happening where you live in order to get a street-level view of real-time impacts. When severe weather strikes, your eyes and ears will become an extension of the NWS. You’ll play a part in their mission to protect life and property.

A meteorologist from the NWS will be presenting this “Basic” class, the first of three tiers offered by the National Weather Service. Join the Carolina Weather Group for this virtual training by pre-registering now at

Want to continue on to the advanced or radar class? Can’t make it on Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.? Below are links to help you find additional classes and different times.

NWS Columbia, SC:

NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Greer, SC):

NWS Raleigh, NC:

NWS Newport / Morehead City, NC:

NWS Wilmington, NC: 

NWS Charleston, SC:

NWS Roanke (Blacksburg, VA):

NWS Wakefield, VA: