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2015 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 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.

2015 Spotter Training Schedule

Training is FREE - no registration required!

CityDateLocation/AddressTimeFor More Information
ONLINEJan 27Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
LawtonFeb 2Great Plains Tech Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
6:30 PMChloe Lewis
ChloeJohn@cableone.net
ONLINEFeb 9Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
AltusFeb 10Altus City Hall
509 S. Main St.
6:30 PMLloyd Colston
kc5fm@juno.com
Wichita FallsFeb 14Midwestern State University
Clark Student Center - Shawnee Theater - 3410 Taft Blvd.
9:00 AMCharlie Byars
w5gpo@swbell.net
AdaFeb 17Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd
6:30 PMChad Letellier
pontotocem@cableone.net
ONLINEFeb 26Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
ChickashaMar 2Canadian Valley Tech Center
1401 Michigan Ave
7:00 PMDale Thompson
gradyema@gmail.com
ArnettMar 3Arnett Fire Station
112 E. Barnes
6:30 PMRussell Miller
elliscoemd@aol.com
ONLINEMar 4Live online one hour training session1:30 PM
ArdmoreMar 7Ardmore Convention Center
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
10:00 AMPaul Tucker
ccema10@att.net
Elk CityMar 9Western Technology Center
301 Western Drive
6:30 PMBilly Word
wordb@elkcity.com
StillwaterMar 10Stillwater Community Center
315 W 8th Ave
7:00 PMRob Hill
rhill@stillwater.org
Red RockMar 23(UPDATED) Otoe Missouria Community Center
8151 Hwy 177
6:30 PMPaula Cain
cainpk@poncacityok.gov
AtokaMar 23(UPDATED) Kiamichi Technology Center
1301 W. Liberty Rd
6:30 PMDerrick Mixon
atokacoemd@att.net
ONLINEMar 24Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
NormanMar 31National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
7:00 PMGayland Kitch
gkitch@cityofmoore.com
Advanced WEBINARApr 7Live online two hour training session
Click here to register!
6:30 PM

 

 


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