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2017 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 2017 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.

2017 Spotter Training Schedule

City Day Date Time Location Address City,State
Atoka Tue Feb 7 6:30 PM Kiamichi Technology Center 1301 W. Liberty Rd. Atoka, OK
Wichita Falls Sat Feb 11 9:00 AM MPEC Exhibit Hall - Seminar Room 1000 5th St. Wichita Falls, TX
Chandler Mon Feb 13 6:30 PM Chandler High School Auditorium 901 S. CHS Street Chandler, OK
WEBINAR Thu Feb 16 6:30 PM      
Hobart Tue Feb 21 6:30 PM Western Technology Center 1000 S. Bailey Hobart, OK
Ardmore Sat Feb 25 10:00 AM Ardmore Convention Center 2401 N. Rockford Rd. Ardmore, OK
Clinton Mon Feb 27 6:30 PM Frisco Center 101 S. 4th St. Clinton, OK
Norman Tue Feb 28 6:30 PM National Weather Center Auditorium 120 David L. Boren Blvd. Norman, OK
WEBINAR Mon Mar 6 6:30 PM      
Ada Tue Mar 7 6:30 PM Pontotoc Technology Center - Media Center 601 W. 33rd St. Ada, OK
WEBINAR Tue Mar 14 6:30 PM      
WEBINAR Mon Mar 20 6:30 PM      
Lawton Mon Mar 20 6:30 PM City Hall Auditorium 212 S.W. 9th Street Lawton, OK
Enid Tue Mar 21 6:30 PM Garfield County Annex Building 216 W. Oxford Enid, OK
WEBINAR Thu Mar 23 6:30 PM      
Kingfisher Mon Mar 27 6:30 PM Fairgrounds Exhibit Building 300 S. 13th St. Kingfisher, OK
ADV WEBINAR Tue Apr 4 6:30 PM