Weather Forcasting

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    Are there any distance programs/courses in weather forecasting?

    I know of the Certificate at Penn State, but it is a little expensive.
     
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    USD6972.00 for a credential from Penn State does not seem unreasonable particularly if it will be of use in terms of career.
     
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    I should have been more clear. The courses would be for fun, so even non-credit may work.
     
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    my uncle has a trick knee that is way more accurte than any forcasting I have ever seen but unfortunately I do not think there is any class on my uncles knee.:p
     
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    Thank you everyone who provided links, I will check them out!
     
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    Does anyone have any personal experience with the Penn State certificate? I might throw it into the mix of what I'm doing now but if it's not a highly recognized program I won't consider it. I know Penn State is a great and well recognized university but I wonder about this specific program. Also I might already have too many irons in the fire....lol :D
     
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    National Weather Service
    The SKYWARN Program
    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/shv/about_skywarn.php

    Free, Certificate, non-college.

    Do not fill in any personal information such as an address if you are not in the area that the course is from or you do not want to be on their list to work in that area as a weather spotter. You can skip giving contact information and still complete the course.
     
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    NWS Tallahassee Online Spotter

    NWS Tallahassee Online Weather Spotter Course

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/tae/spotter

    Free, certificate, non-college.

    If you do not want to be a spotter in the Tallahassee, Florida area, then only fill in you name when you take the quiz. Leave your contact information blank.

    This course and certificate is slightly different than the one posted above from Shreveport, Louisiana.
     
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    Thanks for posting that Mike! I had no idea that even existed. If you know of any other free weather, meteorology, etc. courses please let me know. As always it's appreciated. :D
     
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    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

    http://www.aopa.org/asf/online_courses

    * Weather Wise: Air Masses and Fronts
    * Weather Wise Ceiling and Visibility
    * Weather Wise: Thunderstorms and ATC

    Aviation courses.

    Free, Online.
     
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    It's a gift, and a curse.
     

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