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Severe Thunderstorms With Heavy Rain Possible In The Upper Midwest; Excessive Heat For Central U.S.

Several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible from the northern Plains and upper Midwest to the Great Lakes through Friday. Damaging winds, large hail, and flooding will be the primary threats with these storms. Excessive heat will grip the central Plains with heat indices approaching 105 to 110 degrees. Very hot and humid conditions are likely to expand into the Mid Atlantic. Read More >

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About SKYWARN Spotter Training: The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement Doppler Radar information when severe storms and tornadoes threaten. These dedicated individuals volunteer their time to learn about and detect severe weather. Their valuable cooperation is important in the warning process. Weather reports from trained spotters are used along with Doppler Radar data to issue warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods.

How can you get involved in this great program? Just attend one of our FREE spotter training talks at a community near you. The schedule for the spring of 2017 is below.

 

An example of a trained spotter relaying critical severe weather information that occurred on May 6th 2014

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 The image above shows rotation on a storm north of Riverton. NWS Meteorologists suspected a tornado was possible, however, it was confirmed with a spotter.
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  Picture of the tornado that occurred with the strong storm on May 6th 2014. The SKYWARN Spotter Network is valuable to confirm or inform of severe weather occuring with strong storms.
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Below is a listing of upcoming severe weather spotter talks for western and central Wyoming. For even more information see the contact information with each training session, or call us any time at 1-800-211-1448.

March 2017

March, 2017 
Day City Time Location
23 Buffalo, WY
(Johnson County)
6:00pm MDT

Public Health Building (85 Klondike Dr.) in the Planning Mtg room.

  Contact Information: Bill.Murrell@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
28 Greybull, WY
(Big Horn County)
6:00pm MDT

Weed & Pest Building (4782 US Hwy 310 - West of Greybull)

  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
30 Thermopolis, WY
(Hot Springs County)
6:00pm MDT

County Annex Building (117 North 4th Street)

  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov

 

April 2017

April, 2017 
Day City Time Location
6 Powell, WY
(Park County)
6:00pm MDT NW College (Fagerberg Building Room 70)
 
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
11 Riverton, WY
(Fremont County)
6:00pm MDT CWC - Health and Science Building, Room 100
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
13 Worland, WY
(Washakie County)
6:00pm MDT Emergency Operations Center - 501 15 mile road (across from the County Fairgrounds)
 
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
17 Lander, WY
(Fremont County)
6:00pm MDT Fremont County Library in Lander (Conference Room)
 
  Contact Information: Bill.Murrell@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
20 Casper, WY
(Natrona County)
6:00pm MDT Fort Caspar Campground - Izaak Walton League Meeting Lodge
 
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov
Day City Time Location
25 Afton, WY
(Lincoln County)
6:00pm MDT Afton Civic Center - 150 South Washington Street
 
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov


May 2017

May, 2017 
Day City Time Location
9 Pinedale, WY
(Sublette County)
6:00pm MDT Pinedale Library (155 S. Tyler Ave.) in the Board Room
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov    
Day City Time Location
11 Rock Springs, WY
(Sweetwater County)
6:00pm MDT Rock Springs Library (400 C Street) in the Ferrero Room.
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov    
Day City Time Location
23 Jackson, WY 
(Teton County)
6:00pm MDT Teton County Emergency Operations Center (3240 S. Adams Canyon Dr.)
  Contact Information: Tim.Troutman@noaa.gov

June 2017

June, 2016 
Day City Time Location
       
   


Note: Although most dates, times, and locations are firm, weather and other factors may cause changes to the schedule. Be sure to check for the latest updates to the 2017 Spotter Training Schedule.

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Check out skywarn.org for more information on the SKYWARN Spotter Program.