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Offline Joseph40

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a free online forecasting
courses that NWS will accept? All I know is Florida has a college
it is near Gainsville or Jacksonsville  called Florida State University
and I would like to further my education and maybe become a forecaster.
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Re: free Online courses foused on forecasting that NWS will accept?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 01:32:55 PM »
For free online courses, you could do the JetStream course that the NWS provides for free. It is full of plenty of material, and I personally think it has been very helpful!  8-)

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Re: free Online courses foused on forecasting that NWS will accept?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015, 05:40:53 PM »
There's also some other course that offers education in a number of subjects. For example, it offers online Skywarn training which is accepted by some NWS offices. I can't remember what the name of the website is, but someone else will probably know what I am talking about. If not, I'll look it up and edit this post when I find out what it is called.

EDIT: I believe it might be called Met-Ed? I'll look it up later and see if that is the right name.
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Re: free Online courses foused on forecasting that NWS will accept?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 10:21:42 PM »
If you are looking to work there, there are no free courses that are accepted.
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