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San Joaquin Valley Forecast Office Skywarn Spotter Program


2017 Central California SKYWARN® Spotter Training Schedule


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         Date         Time                        Location

September 12th 6 PM

Tehachapi PD HQ

220 W C ST, Tehachapi, CA

September 14th 6 PM

Fresno Fire Museum 

911 H St, Fresno, CA 93721

September 15th 6 PM

Porterville Fire Station #2

500 N Newcomb St, Porterville, CA

September 16th 5 PM

Coalinga FD

155 W. Durian, Coalinga, CA

September 26th 6 PM

Chowchilla Senior Center

820 W. Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA

September 28th 6 PM

Reedley FD

1060 D St, Reedley, CA

September 29th 6 PM

Mariposa Room

5362 Lemee Lane, Mariposa, CA

October 3rd 6 PM

Mendota High School

 1282 Belmont Ave, Mendota, CA 

October 5th 6 PM 

Los Banos Fire Station #1

333 7th ST, Los Banos, CA 93635

October 6th 7 PM

Clovis Fire Station

123 5th ST, Clovis, CA

October 16th  6 PM

Three River Memorial Building

43490 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271​

October 17th


6 PM

Bakersfield Fire - Olive Drive Fire Training Facility

5642 Victor Street, Bakersfield, CA

October 19th


6 PM

Taft Council Chambers

209 E. Kern Street, Taft, CA 93268

October 20th 6 PM

Visalia Fire - Station #55

6921 W. Ferguson, Visalia, CA, 93291

October 21st 1 PM

Madera Sheriff HQ

2725 Falcon Drive, Madera, CA 

October 24th


6:15 PM

Avenal Elem School Cafeteria

400 S 1st Ave, Avenal, CA 93204​

October 24th 6 PM

Merced PD - Sam Pipes Room

678 W 18th St, Merced, CA 

October 26th 7 PM

Health Department Auditorium

330 Campus Drive, Building 5 AuditoriumHanford, CA

October 27th 6 PM

Yosemite Gateway Association

40298 Junction Dr # B, Oakhurst, CA


You only need to attend ONE of these FREE training sessions to be certified as a SKYWARN Spotter. Topics covered include cloud features, severe thunderstorm recognition, severe weather safety rules and reporting procedures. These sessions usually last just under 2 hours.


If you have any questions about our spotter training program, please contact Jerald Meadows at