|About Skywarn||Training Schedule||Become a Spotter||Submit Report||Training Resources|
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Norman conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.
The majority of the training in 2015 will be completed through online modules and live webinars, with more traditional live training classes conducted on a regional basis. We will conduct 12 live spotter training classes in February and March across the area.
The training sessions are typically about two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features and proper reporting procedures. Most sessions are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about being a spotter, but you should check to be sure before attending a class.
|City||Date||Location/Address||Time||For More Information|
|ONLINE||Jan 27||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Lawton||Feb 2||Great Plains Tech Center|
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
|6:30 PM||Chloe Lewis|
|ONLINE||Feb 9||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|| |
|Altus||Feb 10||Altus City Hall|
509 S. Main St.
|6:30 PM||Lloyd Colston|
|Wichita Falls||Feb 14||Midwestern State University|
Clark Student Center - Shawnee Theater - 3410 Taft Blvd.
|9:00 AM||Charlie Byars|
|Ada||Feb 17||Pontotoc Technology Center|
601 W. 33rd
|6:30 PM||Chad Letellier|
|ONLINE||Feb 26||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Chickasha||Mar 2||Canadian Valley Tech Center|
1401 Michigan Ave
|7:00 PM||Dale Thompson|
|Arnett||Mar 3||Arnett Fire Station|
112 E. Barnes
|6:30 PM||Russell Miller|
|ONLINE||Mar 4||Live online one hour training session||1:30 PM|
|Ardmore||Mar 7||Ardmore Convention Center|
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
|10:00 AM||Paul Tucker|
|Elk City||Mar 9||Western Technology Center|
301 Western Drive
|6:30 PM||Billy Word|
|Stillwater||Mar 10||Stillwater Community Center|
315 W 8th Ave
|7:00 PM||Rob Hill|
|Red Rock||Mar 23||(UPDATED) Otoe Missouria Community Center|
8151 Hwy 177
|6:30 PM||Paula Cain|
|Atoka||Mar 23||(UPDATED) Kiamichi Technology Center|
1301 W. Liberty Rd
|6:30 PM||Derrick Mixon|
|ONLINE||Mar 24||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Norman||Mar 31||National Weather Center|
120 David L. Boren Blvd
|7:00 PM||Gayland Kitch|
|Advanced WEBINAR||Apr 7||Live online two hour training session|
Click here to register!