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Updated 2021 SKYWARN Information:  

2021 SKYWARN spotter training will be virtual this spring given the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID. Training events have been scheduled with multiple virtual training sessions available that encompass regional groups broken down into (1) mountains/foothills, (2) urban corridor, and (3) northeast plains.  These events will not be recorded for later viewing, so these sessions will be your only chance for training. You may scroll through the calendar below and register for the training in your area from the given links. If you are already a trained spotter it is recommended to receive refresher training every 2-3 years. It is not required to attend training every year. 

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 virtual 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.