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Arctic Front to Bring Areas of Heavy Snow and Bitter Cold

Heavy snow will shift into the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes as an arctic front continues south and east. Bitter cold and dangerous wind chills can be expected across the Northern Tier states and into the Central Great Plains. A Pacific weather system will bring a wintry mix in the mountains and rain to the lower elevations. Read More >


NWS El Paso/Santa Teresa Spotter Training Schedule 2022 






Course Type

April 15, 2022

7 to 8:30 PM

El Paso, TX

Sun City Amateur Radio Club

3709 Wickham Drive


April 20, 2022 

6:30 to 8 PM

Las Cruces, NM

MVRDA Auditorium

911 Lake Tahoe Court


June 22, 2022 

6:30 to 8 PM

Deming, NM

Luna County Courthouse

700 S Silver Ave


August 29, 2022

1 to 2:30 PM Las Cruces, NM

Dona Ana County Health Services Center

1170 N Solano Drive Suite O



Last Updated 8/7/22 - Other classes will be added when scheduled

The primary mission of the National Weather Service is to save lives and property through timely warnings and forecasts. Yes, we depend on Doppler radar, state-of-the-art satellite imagery and ever-improving supercomputers, but many small scale features cannot be detected by these. Therefore, volunteer weather spotters will always be “the eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service in reference to its warning program. An effective Skywarn Weather Spotter program is essential for the NWS to fulfill our mission of protecting life and property and enhancing our nation's economy. 


  • Up to three hours in length, free of charge
  • Learn to identify hazardous weather features
  • Find out when we would like a call from you (certain thresholds & criteria must be met)
  • Elementary to intermediate meteorological concepts are taught
  • Prerequisite to the ADVANCED COURSE (goes much deeper into the theory)
  • For more information, please call Jason Laney at 575-589-4088