In the fall and spring the graduate students of the University of Maryland Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department (MetoGrads) sponsor a Skywarn class as a public service to the local community. Though we offer logistical support and registration, we do not run the classes and serve in no official capacity. We are happy to attempt to answer questions, but in many cases pertinent and more authoritative information can be found on the National or Local Skywarn webpages of the National Weather Service.
The MetoGrads also sometimes host an advanced Skywarn class in the fall. These classes are described at this link. Note that advanced classes encourage Basics I as a prerequisite. If you have not had Basics I but would still like to attend, we would strongly recommend that you review the Basics I materials posted online before attending.
Basics I - March 1, 2014
This class is a prerequisite for other courses and provides a good general overview of severe weather.
Information and Registration