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Heavy Rain Continues over Portions of the Pacific Northwest

Heavy rain with local flooding will continue along the Washington and Oregon coasts for the next few days. Snow will impact the higher elevations of the Cascades to the northern Rockies. Strong winds will develop in the Sierra and Great Basin. Meanwhile, heavy rain is possible in parts of Florida while light snow will fall in the Upper Great Lakes and northern New England. Read More >

Storm Spotter Training 2017

****  Please note, we have concluded our training for the spring 2017 season.  *****

 

Throughout eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas, trained and dedicated individuals monitor the skies around their communities during severe weather events. These storm spotters provide first-hand severe weather reports to their local officials, and to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, which are used to make critical warning decisions.
 
Being a storm spotter not only means dedication but also training. Each winter and spring the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service trains members of police & fire departments, emergency management officials, and amateur radio operators on spotting techniques. Typically, the training is coordinated by a local group (such as an emergency management agency) and a NWS meteorologist serves as the guest instructor. The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but to have some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances. Other topics covered include an update on the latest NWS technology and procedures, ideas for organizing/coordinating spotter groups, and important safety considerations.
 
The training is free and requires no preregistration. The meetings listed below are open to the public.
 
For additional information contact:

Ed Calianese
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

10159 East 11th Street, Suite 300
Tulsa, OK  74128
918-838-7838
e-mail: ed.calianese@noaa.gov

 

January 2017
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Sunday 1        
Monday 2        
Tuesday 3        
Wednesday 4        
Thursday 5        
Friday 6        
Saturday 7        
Sunday 8        
Monday 9        
Tuesday 10        
Wednesday 11        
Thursday 12        
Friday 13        
Saturday 14        
Sunday 15        
Monday 16        
Tuesday 17        
Wednesday 18        
Thursday 19 Benton Siloam Springs 7:00 pm High School
Friday 20        
Saturday 21        
Sunday 22        
Monday 23        
Tuesday 24 Choctaw Hugo 6:30 pm Kiamichi Technology Center
Wednesday 25        
Thursday 26 Tulsa Sand Springs 7:00 pm Case Community Center
Friday 27        
Saturday 28        
Sunday 29        
Monday 30 Pittsburg McAlester 7:00 pm Eastern Oklahoma State College
Tuesday 31 Le Flore Talihina 6:30 pm Kiamichi Technology Center

 

February 2017
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Wednesday 1        
Thursday 2 Latimer Wilburton 6:30 pm Wilburton High School
Friday 3        
Saturday 4        
Sunday 5        
Monday 6 Craig Vinita 6:00 pm County Fairgrounds/Community Center
Tuesday 7 Delaware Jay 6:00 pm Community Center
Wednesday 8        
Thursday 9 Muskogee Muskogee 7:00 pm Civic Center
Friday 10        
Saturday 11        
Sunday 12        
Monday 13        
Tuesday 14        
Wednesday 15        
Thursday 16 Ottawa Miami 7:00 pm Civic Center
Friday 17        
Saturday 18        
Sunday 19        
Monday 20 Delaware Grove 6:00 pm Seneca-Cayuga Community Building
Tuesday 21 Wagoner Wagoner 7:00 pm Civic Center
Wednesday 22        
Thursday 23 Mayes Pryor 6:00 pm Rogers State Univ., Pryor Campus
Friday 24        

Saturday

Saturday

25

25

Tulsa

Washington OK

Tulsa

Bartlesville

9:00 am

9:00 am

OU Schusterman Center

Arvest Eastside Community Room

Sunday 26        
Monday 27        
Tuesday 28 Haskell Stigler 7:00 pm Kiamichi Technology Center

 

March 2017
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Wednesday 1        
Thursday 2 Washington AR Fayetteville 6:30 pm    Washington County Sheriff Office,    East Annex
Friday 3        
Saturday 4        
Sunday 5        

Monday

Monday

6

6

Okmulgee

Tulsa

Okmulgee

Broken Arrow

6:30 pm

7:00 pm

Green Country Technology Center

POSTPONED due to svr weather

Tuesday 7 Crawford Van Buren 7:00 pm Emergency Operations Center
Wednesday 8        
Thursday 9 Franklin Ozark 6:30 pm Arkansas Tech Ozark Campus
Friday 10        
Saturday 11 Le Flore Poteau 1:00 pm DW Reynolds Center
Sunday 12        
Monday 13 Sebastian Fort Smith 6:00 pm EOC, 8400 Zero Street
Tuesday 14 Okfuskee Okemah 6:30 pm First Baptist Church
Wednesday 15 Benton Bentonville 7:00 pm NWACC, Oak Room
Thursday 16        
Friday 17        
Saturday 18        
Sunday 19        
Monday 20 Nowata Nowata 7:00 pm Fire Department
Tuesday 21 Osage Pawhuska 7:00 pm County Fairgrounds
Wednesday 22 McIntosh Checotah 7:00 pm canceled
Thursday 23 Sequoyah Sallisaw 7:00 pm EOC, 108 E Chickasaw
Friday 24        
Saturday 25 Creek Sapulpa 1100 am Public Library, 27 W Dewey Ave.
Sunday 26        
Monday 27 Tulsa Broken Arrow 7:00 pm Public Safety Center, 1101 N 6th St.
Tuesday 28        
Wednesday 29 Cherokee Tahlequah 7:00 pm Tahlequah EOC
Thursday 30        
Friday 31        

 


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