Well I finally did it, after searching and putting it off for about 3 years, I finally got down to business and took the basic Skywarn class. I have to say this was better than I thought it would be, the instructor is an actual Meteorologist from NOAA and works for the National Weather service. The class was very good and I did learn about things that I did not find online. They showed a few video clips, one about driving through flood waters that made a memorable point. We saw a car dragged away, and by some miracle the driver and passenger managed to get out in time. A few other videos showed twisters causing actual damage.