Skywarn LogoHere is an update on the Lou Withrow Austin / South Central Texas SkyWarn Training Session, which is usually held in person in February here in Austin...

First, the obvious, the pandemic and its implications on our training. The good news... yes, we will be doing the training in February but, as you might expect, it will be VIRTUAL (online) in nature.  It will be offered through Go to Webinar ( We will hold the session on Saturday / 06 February 2021 from 9 am to 12 noon. The session, as usual, will incorporate BASIC and ADVANCED SkyWarn training and will be taught by Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and his colleagues at the National Weather Service / Austin-San Antonio. Completion certificates, for three hours of severe weather recognition and safety training, will be available after the session for folks that
are present for the entire session.

The website with the training details (including an active pre-registration link):

Please go ahead and preregister as soon as possible so we will have an idea of the number of expected attendees.

Finally, as most of you know, this coming February was to be our 30th Annual Lou Withrow Austin / South Central Texas SkyWarn Training Session. Due to the virtual nature of the training in February, we have decided to hold the "30th Annual" designation until training in February 2022 when hopefully we're all able to get together in person again and properly celebrate the event.