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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.
|City||Date||Location/Address||Time||For More Information|
|Vernon||Feb 8||Wilbarger County Auditorium|
2100 Yamparika St
|7:00 PM||Vic Oleson|
|Altus||Feb 9||Lloyd Colston|
|Wichita Falls||Feb 13||Midwestern State University|
Bolin Science Hall - Room 100 - 3410 Taft Blvd.
|9:00 AM||Charlie Byars|
|Ardmore||Feb 27||Ardmore Convention Center|
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
|10:00 AM||Paul Tucker|
|Edmond||Feb 29||Edmond Downtown Community Center|
28 East Main St.
|6:30 PM||Mike Magee|
|Cheyenne||Mar 1||6:30 PM||Cy Howenstine|
|Kay County||Mar 8||Paula Cain|
|Shawnee||Mar 12||Don Lynch|
|Fairview||Mar 28||Fairview Community Center|
206 E. Broadway
|7:00 PM||Tresa Lackey|
|Woodward||Mar 29||Matt Lehenbauer|