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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.
Some 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 15 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|
|Guthrie||Feb 2||Logan County Fairgrounds|
1201 S. Division St.
|6:30 PM||David Ball|
|Vernon||Feb 8||Wilbarger County Auditorium|
2100 Yamparika St.
|7:00 PM||Vic Oleson|
|Altus||Feb 9||Altus City Hall|
509 S. Main St.
|6:00 PM||Lloyd Colston|
|Wichita Falls||Feb 13||Midwestern State University|
Bolin Science Hall - Room 100 - 3410 Taft Blvd.
|9:00 AM||Charlie Byars|
|ONLINE||Feb 16||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Holdenville||Feb 22||Holdenville High School Seminar Center|
307 N. Broadway
|6:30 PM||Mike Dockery|
|Tishomingo||Feb 23||Camp Bond|
Main Building - 2901 S. Camp Bond Rd.
|6:30 PM||Jason Bryant|
|ONLINE||Feb 23||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Ardmore||Feb 27||Ardmore Convention Center|
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
|10:00 AM||Paul Tucker|
|Edmond||Feb 29||Edmond Downtown Community Center|
28 E. Main St.
|6:30 PM||Mike Magee|
|Cheyenne||Mar 1||Roger Mills County Emergency Management|
107 S. LL Males Ave.
|6:30 PM||Cy Howenstine|
|Tonkawa||Mar 8||Northern Oklahoma College|
Walcher Conference Center - 1220 E. Grand Ave.
|6:30 PM||Paula Cain|
|Shawnee||Mar 12||Gordon Cooper Technology Center|
Seminar Center - 1 John C Bruton Dr.
|6:30 PM||Don Lynch|
|Mustang||Mar 21||Mustang Town Center|
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
|6:30 PM||Carl Hickman|
|ONLINE||Mar 22||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|ONLINE||Mar 24||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
|Fairview||Mar 28||Fairview Community Center|
206 E. Broadway
|7:00 PM||Tresa Lackey|
|Woodward||Mar 29||Woodward Conference Center|
3401 Centennial Drive
|6:30 PM||Matt Lehenbauer|
|Duncan||Mar 29||Red River Technology Center|
3300 W. Bois D'Arc
|6:30 PM||Jimmy Pryor|
|Advanced WEBINAR||Apr 4||Live online two hour training session||6:30 PM|
(No remaining on-site talks remain for this year, so the map below shows only the district boundaries.)