Alaska Weather Spotter Training Quiz
Please complete and submit the following short quiz in order to finish your Alaska weather spotter training. Once you finish the quiz with a score of 80% or higher, you will receive an email confirming your completion of the Alaska weather spotter training within a few days.
What is a National Weather Service Weather Spotter?
A paid storm chaser
A trained citizen who voluntarily reports hazardous weather and any impacts it's having on their community
An observer required to report daily temperatures
TRUE or FALSE? Weather spotters are required to obey all federal, state, and local laws and should never put themselves in harm's way to obtain a report.
Which of the following should you report to your local office?
Wind that blew a tree down
Freezing rain with ice buildup on the roads
All of the above
What is the best way to take a snow measurement if you do not have a snow board?
Sample several locations away from drifts and average them
Find the highest snow drift in your yard and measure there
Measure the lowest amount under a tree
When should you report flooding?
Light rain has been falling for over an hour
Your soccer game was cancelled due to a muddy field
Heavy rain has caused a rapid rise in the river in your community that is causing a threat to life and property
TRUE or FALSE? Lightning should be reported to the NWS.
What is the best way to differentiate a tornado from a smoke plume?
A tornado will not touch the ground
A tornado will exhibit rapid rotation
A tornado will not occur in Alaska
TRUE or FALSE? You can submit a weather report online or by phone.
Check your local NWS Office that you will submit your reports to
What is the phone number of your local office to call in reports?
What email should we send your Alaska weather spotter training completion certificate to?
The email address will only be used to send the certificate and notify you of your training completion or to notify you if the quiz must be retaken in order to obtain the minimum score.
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