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Heavy Rainfall for Portions of Coastal Texas; Fire Weather Concerns for Alaska

A tropical disturbance off the Texas coast will bring the threat for some heavy rainfall through Friday. Meanwhile, monsoonal moisture flows into the Southwest and southern Rockies where flash flood threat will increase. Severe thunderstorms are expected across the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today. Dry and warm conditions for interior Alaska as fire weather concerns continue. Read More >

The National Weather Service in Dodge City provides storm identification/spotter training sessions each spring. These sessions are done in cooperation with county Emergency Management agencies across the area.  All training is free and is open for anyone to attend and is not designed for just storm spotters.  Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about the dangers from these storms is encouraged to attend.  The program lasts around 1 1/2 hours.            

The following is a schedule for training through April.  All times are in Central time except for Hamilton county which is listed in Mountain time...