The Warning Operations Course (WOC) Severe Track is a course that consists of approximately xx hours of training material on topics that are relevant to severe weather warning decision-making. The Severe Track consists of:
- 5 curricula (convective fundamentals, tornado, hail, quasi-convective linear system, & impact-based warning),
- Forecast Challenge,
- A mesoscale analysis webinars, and
- WOC Severe WES-2 simulation.
The WOC Severe Track modules include a combination of learning technologies including teletraining, web-based training, Weather Event Simulator 2 (WES-2) simulations, and printed material. The course is designed to allow every NWS Forecaster (Meteorologist and Hydrologist) to participate with the assistance of an on-site facilitator (SOO, DOH, or locally appointed training officer). Each instructional component for NWS employees are tracked by the WOC on-site facilitator using the NOAA Learning Management System.
The WOC Severe Weather Track is designed to improve the performance of NOAA’s NWS offices in issuing severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.
Notes: The FY18 version of the WOC Severe Track
Tags: Extreme weather event ; Disaster management ; Public Weather Services Programme (PWSP) ; PWS - Personnel Engaged in Operational Forecasting ; PWS - Advisors Supporting Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and other User Activities