Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, the student will be able to:

  • Recognize types of thunderstorms.

  • Explain the dangers of flash floods.

  • Determine how hail is formed.

  • Differentiate between tornadoes and damaging winds.

  • Relate statistics related to lightning.

  • Relate proper instructions for callers during thunderstorms.

Course Content

  • 1

    Course Documentation

    • Online Course Acknowledgement

    • Expectations for Online Students

    • Learning Objectives

    • Quizzes and Final Exam

    • Spring Weather Emergencies Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction.pdf

    • Warning, Watch, Advisory, Outlook

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 3

    Thunderstorms

    • Thunderstorms.pdf

    • Types of Clouds

    • Video Transcript: How do Thunderstorms Form

    • How Do Thunderstorms Form?

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 4

    Tornadoes

    • Tornadoes.pdf

    • Video Transcript: 911 Dispatch Calls from May 20

    • 911 Dispatch calls from May 20th

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 5

    Damaging Winds

    • Damaging Wind.pdf

    • Video Transcript: Tornado v Straight Line Winds

    • Tornado v Straight Line Winds

    • Amarillo Wind Storm Call Statistics

  • 6

    Flash Floods

    • Flash Floods.pdf

    • The Dangers of Flash Flooding

    • Dashcam Texas school bus swept away by floodwaters

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 7

    Lightning

    • Lightning.pdf

    • Video Transcript: How Does Lightning Work?

    • How Does Lightning work?

    • Knowledge Check

  • 8

    Hail

    • Hail

    • Video Transcript: Hail

    • What is Hail?

    • Knowledge Checkpoint

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion.pdf

  • 10

    Final Exam

    • Spring Weather Emergencies - Final Exam

  • 11

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation