FY18 WOC Winter Track Coming is Now Available

The FY18 version of the WOC Winter Track is now available. Additional training content was added to the course curriculum on November 13th. Users who completed the curriculum prior to this date will have their curriculum's status changed from "Completed" to "Active" as a result.

Warning Decision Training Division

Office of Chief Learning Officer

Warning Operations Course - Winter Track

Course Description

The Warning Operations Course (WOC) Winter Track is a course that consists of training on topics that are relevant to warning decision-making during winter weather events. There are 6 different instructional components in the Winter Track covering topics including conceptual models, forecasting hazards, and the forecast/warning process.

The WOC Winter Track is designed to allow every NWS Meteorologist with winter weather responsibilities to participate with the assistance of an on-site facilitator (SOO or locally appointed training officer). Each instructional component for NWS employees are tracked by the WOC on-site facilitator using the NWS Learning Center.

The WOC Winter Track is designed to improve the performance of NOAA’s NWS offices in issuing watches, warnings, and advisories during winter events.

Course Outline

Click on the panels below to access the content for each topic of the course. For most lessons, there will be two ways to access the training materials:

  • Web Version - Lesson streams from the WDTD web server & doesn't require login; or
  • LMS Version - Links to NWS Learning Center (aka: LMS) so NWS employees can get completion credit, but login is required to access.

The lesson content is the same for each link. NWS employees enrolled in the WOC Winter Track should already have all of the WOC course content provided on their personal transcript. However, you can also use the LMS Version link to access the content and ensure you receive completion credit.

Conceptual Models

Brief Description: Details coming soon

Delivery Methods:Asynchronous instructor-led web modules

Approximate Completion Time: 90 minutes

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Forecasting Hazards

Brief Description: Details coming soon

Delivery Methods: Asynchronous instructor-led web modules

Approximate Completion Time: 3 hours

Content:

Physiogeographic Systems

Brief Description: Details coming soon

Delivery Method: Asynchronous instructor-led web modules

Approximate Completion Time: 25 minutes

Content:

Remote Sensing of Winter Hazards

Brief Description: Details coming soon

Delivery Method: Asynchronous instructor-led web modules

Approximate Completion Time: 1 hour

Content:

The Forecast Warning Process

Brief Description:Details coming soon

Delivery Method:Asynchronous instructor-led web modules

Approximate Completion Time: 35 minutes

Content:

Winter Weather Impacts
Brief Description: Details coming soon
Delivery Method: Asynchronous instructor-led web modules
Approximate Completion Time: 2 hours

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