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ARES® in Lee County Florida


LeeARES and the National Weather Service present


This is the basic Skywarn course (required for LeeARES members).  Based on available space, the general public are also invited.  Pre-registration is required.  Simply fill out the form on this page to pre-register.

The course will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday August 17, 2024.  The course will take about 2 hours and will be taught by a Meteorologist from the NWS office in Ruskin, FL.


Lee County Emergency Operations Center

2675 Ortiz Avenue

Fort Myers, FL

Program begins at noon – Doors open at 11:30

Course Description :

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety

Please Note:

Complete a registration form for each person attending.  That way we will be able to issue completion certificates to the emails of individuals.  Thank you.