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Updated SKYWARN Information:  

2021 SKYWARN spotter training will again be virtual this Spring given the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID. We are in the process of working out a schedule for this Spring with county officials and Emergency Managers. We will likely have multiple virtual training sessions available that may encompass ARES, county, city, or broad regional groups.  As soon as the talks are scheduled we will have updated information on this page and how to register. 

As usual, all virtual 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. 

If you do not see your city or community on the training list, it may not have been scheduled yet. Please check back periodically for new additions as we head into the Spring. To schedule training and 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.