24th Annual SKYWARN Recognition Day Saturday 12/2/2023

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are critically important to the National Weather Service’s primary mission: “Protection of life and property, and enhancement of the national economy.”

We want to thank our volunteers for the priceless work you do with an exclusive open house event! This event is not for the public; it’s only for current SKYWARN Spotters and Ham Radio Operators involved with or interested in SKYWARN.

You MUST pre-register.

Where & When:
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 5 PM EST.
NWS Forecast Office Columbia, SC – 2909 Aviation Way, W. Columbia, SC 29170

ALL seminars will be in the Carolina Room in the CAE Airport Terminal – lower level
past baggage claim)


Special Event Amateur Radio Station WX4CAE – operational the entire day.
Want to operate your portable station? Bring it out!

  • 8 AM – Welcome & Orientation Seminar (Carolina Room – CAE Airport Terminal)
  • 8:30 AM – Ask-A-Meteorologist and Office Tours
  • 10 AM – SKYWARN Special Service Awards (Carolina Room)
  • 10:30 AM – SC State Climatology Office Presentation (Carolina Room)
  • 11:30 AM – Lunch Break
  • 12:30 PM – Community Emergency Response Team/Amateur Radio Emergency
    Service (CERT/ARES) – (Carolina Room)
  • 1:30 PM – Advanced SKYWARN Training – Visual Cues (Carolina Room)
  • 2:30 PM – Next Generation GOES Satellite Products – Cool Tools for Spotters
    (Carolina Room)
  • 3:30 PM – Winter Weather Storm Spotting (Carolina Room)
    Planning to Attend? Please let us know!
  • Register online at: https://forms.gle/5G2qQTqJZAC1kPxg7
  • If you can’t register online, RSVP to Doug Anderson, W4NWS:
    [email protected].

    Let us know if you are planning to operate the station.

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