UPDATE 10/16/11: We have concluded our very first Capital Weather Watcher training! Check out how it went. Still interested in joining our most trusted group of weather spotters? Sign up below, and we will keep you updated about how to get involved.

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UPDATE 9/9/11: The Capital Weather Watchers training has been re-scheduled for October 11, 2011 (it will not be held on September 29 as originally scheduled). Details and the registration form below.

Do you love weather? Now you can learn more about weather and share the latest from your neighborhood by joining the Capital Weather Gang’s new Capital Weather Watchers program.

We’re signing up people in every corner of every neighborhood in the D.C. region to help us tell our readers about weather events, news and conditions. To help you get started, we’re offering a chance to get SkyWarn Spotter training from National Weather Service (Sterling, Va.) warning coordination meteorologist Chris Strong at a special two-hour class at the Washington Post. Spotters learn how to identify severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and flooding.

The free training will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, in the Post auditorium at 1150 15th St. NW, in downtown D.C. Participants can join the Capital Weather Watchers group – knowledgeable weather enthusiasts who can report conditions, send photos and discuss weather in their neighborhoods.

Questions? E-mail us at weather@washpost.com