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Updated Information:  

  • Spotter numbers have been distributed (via email) through spotter training webinars from (April 7th, May 21st, and June 2nd). If you have not received a spotter number yet, please e-mail scott.entrekin@noaa.gov

  • Youtube link for the May 21st webinar. If you view this basic training video after the May 21st live presentation you are deemed qualified as a certified spotter. Please send me an email with your address and phone number to receive a spotter number.    

  • Recorded YouTube link for sending reports and website orientation click here

  • Storm chasing/travel guidelines: Please refer to your local state, county and city guidelines on travel

  • Question and Answers from SKYWARN Webinar April 7th

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Out of an abundance of caution and safety, the Nation Weather Service has cancelled all SKYWARN training through the end of June. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the safety and health of all individuals is paramount as we move forward. 

The 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. 

We request that you register with the contact point for the talk you plan to attend. There will be an embedded RSVP who is hosting that event when you click the link. In the event of spring snow storms, check this page for possible cancellations and updates. To schedule training and more information on Skywarn, contact Scott.Entrekin@noaa.gov

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.