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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!

City Date Location/Address Time For More Information
ONLINE Jan 27 Live online two hour training session
Click here to register!
6:30 PM  
Lawton Feb 2 Great Plains Technology Center
4500 Southwest Lee Blvd.
6:30 PM Chloe Lewis
ONLINE Feb 9 Live online two hour training session
Click here to register!
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 - 3410 Taft Blvd
9:00 AM Charlie Byars
Ada Feb 17 Pontotoc Technology Center
601 W. 33rd
6:30 PM Chad Letellier
Red Rock Feb 23 Otoe Missouria Community Center
8151 Hwy 177
6:30 PM Paula Cain or Lloyd Brown
cainpk@poncacityok.gov or lgbrown@hotmail.com
Atoka Feb 24 Kiamichi Technology Center
1301 W Liberty Rd
6:30 PM Derrick Mixon
ONLINE Feb 26 Live online two hour training session
Click here to register!
6:30 PM  
Chickasha Mar 2 Canadian Valley Technology Center
1401 Michigan Ave
7:00 PM Dale Thompson
Arnett Mar 3 Arnett Fire Station
112 E. Barnes
6:30 PM Russell Miller
Ardmore Mar 7 TBD 10:00 AM Paul Tucker
Elk City Mar 9 Western Technology Center
301 Western Drive
6:30 PM TBD
Stillwater Mar 10 Stillwater Community Center
315 W. 8th Ave.
7:00 PM Rob Hill
ONLINE Mar 24 Live online two hour training session
Click here to register!
6:30 PM  
Norman Mar 31 National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Blvd.
7:00 PM Gayland Kitch

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