See the Miami Weather Service Forecast Office site for general information about the SKYWARN program.
FREE & Open to the Public!
Annual Collier County SKYWARN training for 2020 is complete. The next training will be delivered in 2021 at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, 34113 on a date to be determined on a Saturday in late February, early March time frame. Class will begin at 10 am and continue to ~2:00pm. 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 Richard.Zyvoloski@CollierCountyFL.gov
Special certification training can be arranged. E-mail Rick at Richard.Zyvoloski@CollierCountyFl.gov .
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 Certification Training you must be over 18 years old. Another 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.
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
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
Thursday, 03-27-2003 @ ~3pm -Tornado near US-41, 3 miles West of SR-29 by Paul Wilson
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.