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Online Training

Online Spotter Training
Online spotter training provided by the NWS Indianapolis.
(High-speed Internet connection required.)
(Not a substitute for live, in-person NWS Spotter Training.)
Additional Online Spotter Training
NWS-recommended online spotter training provided through the COMET program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

Jetstream - Online School for Weather

The National Weather Service has created a series of on-line weather training modules called "JetStream".  The modules cover all types of weather topics and are designed to help educators, emergency managers, or anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety.

Weather Related Software

GRLevel3
An excellent live weather radar and storm tracking software package (GRLevel 3).  Used by TCARES EC/AECs/Net Controls.  Highly recommended!

InterWARN
InterWARN turns your regular internet connection into your own automated personal wire service for National Weather Service watches, warnings and statements including Storm Prediction Center watches and outlooks, and advisories from the National Hurricane Center. InterWARN's completely customizable and interactive interface allows you to get the information YOU want with options that include visual and audio alarms as well as the ability to save, print, e-mail, and page all incoming weather information.

Weather Links

A list of weather-related web sites that may be useful to ARES members.


eSpotter - NWS Online Weather Reporting System
eSpotter is a system to facilitate the submission of spotter reports online. The system is being developed to enhance and increase timely & accurate online spotter reporting and communications between spotters and their local weather forecast offices. The use of the system is currently available for trained spotters and emergency managers. The NWS at Indianapolis is an eSpotter enabled office.

Central Indiana Skywarn (CISW)

NWS Indianapolis - Watches, Warnings and Advisories
Severe weather summary page provided by the NWS Indianapolis.

NWS Indianapolis - Local and National Severe Weather
Local and National Severe Weather Information provided by the NWS Indianapolis.

Storm Prediction Center
The SPC issues daily severe weather outlooks, as well as watches as-needed.

Hurricane Watch Net
Meets on 20m in direct support of the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

VOIP WX Net
VoIP WX combines the resources of IRLP and EchoLink to provide support to the National Hurricane Center.

SKYWARN National Home Page

Virtual Tour of WFO Indianapolis