Media Release

Skywarn Spotter Program

Monday, June 30, 2008 1:00 AM
4:18 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management is launching a new Skywarn Spotter Program. Skywarn Spotters are individuals who are trained by the local National Weather service office to spot severe weather conditions before severe weather strikes. Weather Spotters act as the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management by helping verify weather conditions that are indicated on radar.
Participants will learn about the atmospheric conditions that occur before severe weather strikes.  They will also learn what to report, when to report, and correct reporting procedures when calling in severe weather events to the local National Weather Office.
The first organizational meeting will be on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center.  For more information or to register for the meeting, please contact Alachua County Emergency Management at or call 352-264-6500.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).