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Spotter Training

National Weather Service
Lubbock, TX

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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.

# Date
1 February 25 1:00, 2:15 pm Lubbock/Lubbock

Severe Weather Safety Presentation - 1:00 pm
Skywarn Spotter Training - 2:15 pm
Science Spectrum, 2579 South Loop 289, Lubbock
(Severe Weather Awareness Day)

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 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.