Skywarn Storm Spotters Program

Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service regularly host Skywarn Storm Spotter classes. These classes are taught by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, and cover everything from cloud formations to thunderstorm development to visual predictions.

Those who participate in the class are eligible to become volunteer storm spotters and assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events. While warnings for thunderstorms are only issued for hail and high winds, lightning is part of all storms and is the cause of more deaths in the United States than tornadoes and hurricanes, according to the National Weather Service.

Those interested in taking an upcoming class should contact Bob Pickering, Flagler County Emergency Management Technician, by phone at 386-313-4250, or by email at