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Updated 2022 SKYWARN Information:  

2022 SKYWARN spotter training has been completed for the season. Please check back in the winter of 2023 for spotter training in the Spring. 

All spotters trained this Spring have been processed. Thank you for your patience. The locations noted below are training sessions which new spotters have been processed (date processed) and have received their spotter numbers through email. 

Training locations: new spotters processed: Lincoln Co.(virtual), Fort Morgan, Highlands Ranch (3/18), Greeley (4/14), Frederick (4/14),Julesburg (4/14), Haxtun (4/15), Holyoke (4/15), Sterling 1 pm (4/18), Sterling 6 pm (4/23). Johnstown/Loveland (4/28), Lakewood (5/7), Longmont (5/7), Aurora (5/8), Bennett (5/8), Denver Federal Center (5/9), Commerce City (5/10), Black Hawk (5/10), Virtual ARES from April 9th (5/10), Thornton (5/14), Arvada (5/14). 

As usual, all training is free and open to the public.  You can be a certified Skywarn severe weather spotter by attending one of these training events. The National Weather Service will count on you to be our "eyes" out in the field, when trying to verify severe weather across northeast Colorado. The National Weather Service in Boulder warns for 22 counties, and your reports are very helpful to us as we make warning decisions on severe thunderstorms. 

To schedule training and request more information on Skywarn, contact

Each spring we offer spotter training from March through May. From June through the summer, due to severe weather, NWS resources are limited and not readily available for training. However, we will try and accommodate additional spotter training at any time during the year if resources are available.