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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.

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.

2016 Spotter Training Schedule

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

Registration IS required for online spotter training sessions.

CityDateLocation/AddressTimeFor More Information
GuthrieFeb 2Logan County Fairgrounds
1201 S. Division St.
6:30 PMDavid Ball
VernonFeb 8Wilbarger County Auditorium
2100 Yamparika St.
7:00 PMVic Oleson
AltusFeb 9Altus City Hall
509 S. Main St.
6:00 PMLloyd Colston
Wichita FallsFeb 13Midwestern State University
Bolin Science Hall - Room 100 - 3410 Taft Blvd.
9:00 AMCharlie Byars
ONLINEFeb 16Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
HoldenvilleFeb 22Holdenville High School Seminar Center
307 N. Broadway
6:30 PMMike Dockery
TishomingoFeb 23Camp Bond
Main Building - 2901 S. Camp Bond Rd.
6:30 PMJason Bryant
ONLINEFeb 23Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
ArdmoreFeb 27Ardmore Convention Center
2401 N. Rockford Rd.
10:00 AMPaul Tucker
EdmondFeb 29Edmond Downtown Community Center
28 E. Main St.
6:30 PMMike Magee
CheyenneMar 1Roger Mills County Emergency Management
107 S. LL Males Ave.
6:30 PMCy Howenstine
TonkawaMar 8Northern Oklahoma College
Walcher Conference Center - 1220 E. Grand Ave.
6:30 PMPaula Cain
ShawneeMar 12Gordon Cooper Technology Center
Seminar Center - 1 John C Bruton Dr.
6:30 PMDon Lynch
MustangMar 21Mustang Town Center
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
6:30 PMCarl Hickman
ONLINEMar 22Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
ONLINEMar 24Live online two hour training session6:30 PM
FairviewMar 28Fairview Community Center
206 E. Broadway
7:00 PMTresa Lackey
WoodwardMar 29Woodward Conference Center
3401 Centennial Drive
6:30 PMMatt Lehenbauer
DuncanMar 29Red River Technology Center
3300 W. Bois D'Arc
6:30 PMJimmy Pryor
Advanced WEBINARApr 4Live online two hour training session6:30 PM


(No remaining on-site talks remain for this year, so the map below shows only the district boundaries.)


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