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SKYWARN® - Tropical (Spotsylvania County)

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Fire Rescue Station 4

4804 Bancroft Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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The SKYWARN® Tropical course provides a more in depth training of tropical weather hazards and the role of spotters during these events. The course is intended for all levels of expertise, though having attended a Basic class is mandatory to attend. Topics to be covered include:

  • Tropical Cyclone Components and Formation
  • Tropical Cyclone Climatology
  • Hazards Associated with Tropical Cyclones
  • NWS Tropical Weather Products
  • The role of a SKYWARN® spotter in Tropical Weather
  • Tropical Cyclone Safety

This SKYWARN® Spotter Class is offered free of charge from the combined efforts of your local National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Spotsylvania County Office of Emergency Management. A National Weather Service meteorologist will teach the class and bring related materials.

Registration is required to attend the class!

“Skywarn® and the Skywarn® logo are registered trademarks of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.”


Contact Matt Embrey, Division Chief - Emergency Management, Logistics, Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management at MEmbrey@spotsylvania.va.us for any questions or concerns regarding the class.

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