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SHyMet for Forecasters - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to take a quiz for each lesson completed?

Yes. You will need to take a quiz and achieve a passing score.

2. What is the main difference between the SHyMet for interns course and the SHyMet for Forecasters course?

3. Is the SHyMet for Interns course a prerequisite to the SHyMet for Forecasters course?

No. However, if you wish to review any content from the SHyMet for interns course, you may either take the whole interns course OR take individual training sessions from the interns course.

4. I forecast in Alaska, do I need to take the tropical module?

Yes. Many forecasters change location more than once during their career. You may move south one day and the information will be helpful. Besides this, you may come across a product that may be helpful for you in your area.

5. Can I take an individual lesson rather than all of the lessons in the SHyMet for Forecasters course (learning path)?

Yes. However, you will not receive for credit for completion of the SHyMet for Forecasters course.

6. Do I need to take each lesson in a particular order?


7. The Hy in SHyMet stands for hydrology, where is the hydrology section of the course?

One of the sessions in this course is titled "Introduction to Remote Sensing for Hydrology". This is geared for forecasters to give them some basic understanding of how remote sensing techniques are used in hydrology. In the future, there will be an entire course for hydrologists ("SHyMet for Hydrologists").

8. If I am not an NWS Intern, can I still take the course and get credit for it?

The course is open to everyone inside or outside of NOAA. If you are within NOAA, you will get agency credit and it will be tracked through the LMS.

9. Is there a plan to offer additional SHyMet for forecasters courses in the future?