Pinellas County Spotter Requirements
The NWS Tampa Bay and Pinellas County require SKYWARN® spotters to meet the following requirements.
- Live in Pinellas County
- Be at least 18-years of age
- Successfully complete SKYWARN® Training once every 3 years.
SKYWARN® Training Webinars and In-person Training
To become a new SKYWARN® Spotter, an individual must complete one of the four training options listed below. Existing spotters must also complete this training once every 3 years.
- Attend an in-person training.
- Participate in an online SKYWARN® Webinar.
- Join the Spotter Network at http://SpotterNetwork.org, take their SKYWARN® Spotter online training and pass quiz.
- Take the MetEd SKYWARN Spotter online training course.
The NWS Tampa Bay posts a schedule of up-coming in-person training classes, links to on-line SKYWARN® Webinars, and detailed instructions for on-line training courses on the Tampa Bay SKYWARN page.
NOTE: The NWS no longer issues SKYWARN® Spotter numbers.