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See the Miami Weather Service Forecast Office site for general information about the SKYWARN


FREE & Open to the Public!

Annual Collier County SKYWARN training has been set for a Saturday, March 2, 2019.  The training will be delivered at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, 34113.  Class will begin at 10 am and continue to ~2:30pm. You may bring snacks as there will only be two 15-minute breaks and no extended lunch break.  To register,  you can e-mail the Collier County SKYWARN Coordinator

Special training can be arranged.  E-mail Rick at .

Spotters should attend Refresher training at least every two years. 

Lee County SKYWARN/Spotter Training   -  Classes are listed below:

(NOTE:  Lee County training can qualify for a Collier County Certification)

For more Lee County SKYWARN Information
Emergency Operations Center
2665 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Call 239-533-3622 or 3608.  

To register for the Collier County Training. Must be over 18 years old.  Free training opportunity on Community Weather Awareness provided by FEMA.  (IS-271 Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk)

If you can't wait for the class to attend, perhaps you want to "Become A Storm Spotter From Home", unofficially.  Liam shared this site with some useful and interesting references.

This funnel cloud formed west of Immokalee on 17 Oct 2013, 1750 hrs.  Photo by Alex Ihrig.

AlexIhrig Funnel Cloud

Sunday, 24 Jun 2012, about 1pm. 

This photo was taken by Steve Athey looking north at the intersection of Immokalee Rd and Everglades Blvd.


Sunday, 24 Jun 2012,  A tornado associated with Tropical Storm Debbie taken by Spotter Rick Gossard.  Click HERE to view the video of this tornado

Saturday, 23 June 2012, just before 4pm.  This tornado hit the area around Rattlesnake Hammock and US-41 and then apparently skipped over to the North Collier Regional Hospital grounds, off Immokalee road.  Picture was taken by Win Turner.


Thursday July, 25 2002 @ 1700 - Funnel Clouds Over Immokalee Sighted by Eric Gissendaner, KF4IXA

Funnel Clouds Over Immokalee on July 25, 2002

Thursday, 03-27-2003 @ ~2:30pm -A tornado over The Estuary NW of Airport and Golden Gate Pkwy by Jeffrey Letourneau, Collier Co. Code Enforcement

Tornado over Estuary on March 27, 2003

Thursday, 03-27-2003 @ ~3pm -Tornado near US-41, 3 miles West of SR-29 by Paul Wilson

Tornado near US-41 on March 27, 2003

Tuesday, 18 Sept 2007, @ ~6PM, Don Blalock took a picture of this pair of water spouts about seven miles from  Marco Island.  On this particular day, several spouts appeared around the coastline of Collier County.


Thursday, 2 July 2009 in the late afternoon, Collier Co. Weather Spotter Debbie Ginden snapped this photo of a waterspout over the Gulf off Delnor Wiggens State Park. 

Storm Prediction Center, Norman Oklahoma

Miami NWS Forecast Office

Latest Naples Temperature From Weather Underground

Other SKYWARN Sites:

The Storm Chaser Page

Skywarn Texts:

Spotter Ethics

Spotter Safety

Thoughts on Chasing

SDS: Supercell Deprivation Syndrome

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