Weather Spotters Field Guide

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Weather Svc. 2011. 68p. illus. SuDoc# C 55.108:SP 6/4.

The book cover of the "Weather Spotters Field Guide: A Guide to Being a SKYWARN Spotter" by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce   features three photos of extreme weather and a satellite map.


Since the 1960s, SKYWARN, a program of the National Weather Service, has trained thousands of volunteer, on-the-ground weather spotters to recognize the initial signs of potentially hazardous weather. These volunteers are a vital link in NWS’s alert and warning process. The Field Guide is their working reference manual and contains many “first signs” photos, policy and procedures for reporting dangerous weather, and safety tips for weather spotting.

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