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2016 Skywarn Storm Spotter Training

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 2016 will be completed through online modules and live webinars, with more traditional live training classes conducted on a regional basis. We will conduct at least 10 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.

2016 Spotter Training Schedule

Training is FREE - No registration is required for live talks.

Registration IS required for online spotter training sessions (not yet scheduled).

CityDateLocation/AddressTimeFor More Information
VernonFeb 8Wilbarger County Auditorium
2100 Yamparika St
7:00 PMVic Oleson
AltusFeb 9Lloyd Colston
Wichita FallsFeb 13Midwestern State University
Bolin Science Hall - Room 100 - 3410 Taft Blvd.
9:00 AMCharlie Byars
ArdmoreFeb 27Ardmore Convention Center
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
10:00 AMPaul Tucker
EdmondFeb 29Edmond Downtown Community Center
28 East Main St.
6:30 PMMike Magee
CheyenneMar 16:30 PMCy Howenstine
Kay CountyMar 8Paula Cain
ShawneeMar 12Don Lynch
FairviewMar 28Fairview Community Center
206 E. Broadway
7:00 PMTresa Lackey
WoodwardMar 29Matt Lehenbauer



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