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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

Important notice: After Spring 2020 training completes; if you have not had refresher training since 2010 as a trained spotter, you will be removed from the active trained spotter database.  

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.