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NWS El Paso/Santa Teresa Spotter Training Schedule 2018 

 

Date  

Time  

City             

Location

Course     Type

Jan. 27, 2018

2PM to 5 PM

Lordsburg, NM

Hidalgo County S.O.

Basic

Feb. 22, 2018

4PM to 5 PM Las Cruces, NM

NMSU, Gardiner Hall

Rm 230

Basic Part 1

Mar. 1, 2018

5:30PM to

7 PM

Las Cruces, NM

NMSU, Gardiner Hall

Rm 230

Basic Part 2

April 3, 2018

6 to 9 PM

El Paso, TX

El Paso EOC Auditorium

6055 Threadgill

Basic

April 24, 2018

6 to 9 PM 

Las Cruces, NM

911 Lake Tahoe Ct.

Basic

May 18, 2018 

7 to 9:30 PM 

El Paso, TX

3790 Wickham Ave

Basic

 

 

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