Washington State Emergency Management Division

AWR-331 Winter Weather Hazards: Science & Preparedness

Thursday, September 10, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Description

Join us for our Winter Weather Hazards: Science and Preparedness course and increase your understanding of the latest in winter weather science, forecasting, warning, and best practices in preparedness. Enhance your ability to identify and describe the hazards associated with winter weather and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and dangerously low temperatures.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the basic causes and characteristics of winter weather hazards, including snow, sleet, freezing rain, and extreme cold; appreciate the complexities of the winter weather forecast process, including current strengths and weaknesses of computer models, so that they may better make informed decisions when winter weather threatens; interpret official winter weather advisories, watches, and warnings from the National Weather Service
  • Understand how to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations when winter weather threatens.


FEMA Student ID Number (SID) - Students must provide a SID number to access the class. (To create or recover your SID, go to: )

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Hazardous Material
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Search & Rescue

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 8


House of Awakened Culture - Suquamish, WA
7235 NE Parkway
Suquamish, WA 98392

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Course Manager

Amanda Bates


Course Host

John Byars

Phone: 360-394-7179