In partnership with many hosting officials and agencies, the National Weather Service in Lubbock is pleased to announce the 2012 Skywarn Severe Weather Training sessions.
The training is conducted across the Lubbock National Weather Service County Warning Area. If you are interested in scheduling a Skywarn class for your group in 2012, please contact our Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) in February.
Skywarn sessions from the National Weather Service provide severe weather awareness and preparedness training to first responders (e.g., local law enforcement; fire departments; emergency medical units; emergency managers; local media; and amateur radio operators). Skywarn sessions are typically held exclusive to these groups. In most counties in the NWS Lubbock CWA (County Warning Area), one training session is conducted in each county, and in some cases one training session may be for spotters in two or more counties.
Severe Weather Safety events provide useful information about the National Weather Service - with an emphasis on weather safety.
As severe weather awareness is important for everyone, the National Weather Service will also make these opportunities available to the general public.
Please see the following table for a list of the scheduled spotter training classes. The light blue shaded locations and/or events are Open-To-The-Public. Training Sessions listed in gray have already been completed.
Note: Scheduled training sessions will be updated as necessary.
|1||February 25||1:00, 2:15 pm||Lubbock/Lubbock||
Severe Weather Safety Presentation - 1:00 pm
|2||March 1||7:00 pm||Hockley/Levelland||City Hall; 1709 Avenue H, Levelland, TX|
|3||March 5||7:00 pm||Lubbock/Slaton||City Hall; 130 South 9th St., Slaton, TX|
|4||March 6||7:00 pm||Lamb/Littlefield||City Council Chambers, 100 West 6th St.|
|5||March 7||1:00 pm||Lubbock/Lubbock||Lubbock Fire Marshals|
|6||March 8||6:30 pm||Swisher/Tulia||P.D., 201 N. Maxwell Ave.|
|7||March 12||7:00 pm||Floyd and Motley/Floydada||Lighthouse Electric, U.S 62 and FM207|
|8||March 15||6:00 pm||Cottle/Paducah||Fire Station,Paducah,TX; 804 10th St.|
|9||March 19||7:00 pm||Yoakum/Plains||Community Center, Plains, TX|
|10||March 20||6:30 pm||Hale/Plainivew||College Heights Baptist Church,
8th and Quincy
|11||March 22||6:00 pm||Parmer/Bovina||Bovina EMS, 109 N. 3rd St., Bovina|
|12||March 26||6:30 pm||Stonewall, Kent, King/Aspermont||Community Center, 607 Ave. G, Aspermont|
|13||March 27||7:00 pm||Terry/Brownfield||EOC, Basement of PD, 120 N. 5th St.|
|14||March 29||6:00 pm||Childress/Childress||Severe Weather Workshop, Fairpark Auditorium|
|15||April 5||7:00 pm||Briscoe/Silverton||Briscoe County Show Barn|
|16||April 12||6:30 pm||Lubbock/Ransom Canyon||Emergency Operations Center, 1 Ridge Road, Ransom Canyon|
|17||April 16||7:00 pm||Cochran/Morton||Fire Station, 210 NW 1st St., Morton, TX|
|18||April 17||7:00 pm||Garza/Post||Fire Station, 202 S. Ave H, Post, TX|
|19||April 19||7:00 pm||Castro/Dimmitt||Fire Station, 507 W. Bedford, Dimmitt, TX|
|20||April 23||7:00 pm||Lynn/Tahoka||Lynn County Law Enforcement Center, 810 Lockwood St.|
|21||April 24||7:00 pm||Bailey/Muleshoe||Fire Station, 215 S. 1st St.|
|22||May 1||7:00 pm||Hall/Memphis||City Hall, 721 Robertson St., Memphis, TX|
|23||May 3||6:30 pm||Crosby/Crosbyton||Crosby County Library, 114 W. Aspen St., Crosbyton, TX|
|24||Postponed||Lubbock/Shallowater||P.D. Training Room, 607 Ave. G., Shallowater|
If you have any questions regarding the above schedule, or the Skywarn program in general, please contact Jody James, our Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM). Also, please be sure your area resides in the Lubbock County Warning Area. Thank you