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Stubborn East Coast Low; Locally Heavy Rain in the Four Corners Region

A stubborn area of low pressure will keep conditions inclement for parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with rain showers and gusty winds through Wednesday. Meanwhile, locally heavy to excessive rain is possible across the Four Corners region over the next couple of days. Read More >

                                                                                  

NWS El Paso/Santa Teresa Spotter Training Schedule 2022 

 

Date 

Time

City

Location

Course Type

April 15, 2022

7 to 8:30 PM

El Paso, TX

Sun City Amateur Radio Club

3709 Wickham Drive

Basic

April 20, 2022 

6:30 to 8 PM

Las Cruces, NM

MVRDA Auditorium

911 Lake Tahoe Court

Basic

June 22, 2022 

6:30 to 8 PM

Deming, NM

Luna County Courthouse

700 S Silver Ave

Basic

August 29, 2022

1 to 2:30 PM Las Cruces, NM

Dona Ana County Health Services Center

1170 N Solano Drive Suite O

Basic

 

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. 

BASIC COURSE:

  • 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