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Spotter Training Schedule

All Classes for 2021 Have Been Completed!

Spotters and the public can attend the class scheduled for their local county or one of the publicly scheduled classes. See a List of all classes below the map.

Advanced classes will be offered as separate classes open to everyone. We recommend you attend a county class or a publicly scheduled class before attending the Advanced class.

The classes are free and open to the public.
Registering in advance for the class is preferred but you can also join at the start time.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training in partnership with local emergency management officials who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.

The training sessions are typically about two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features, and proper reporting procedures.



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2021 SKYWARN Schedule List

*NOTE: Some Counties have been combined this year*

*Classes labeled "NWS-Skywarn" & "NWS-Advanced Skywarn" are open to everyone regardless of county residence.

County-based classes feature the Basic presentation only, which is the same presentation as the "NWS-Skywarn" classes. 

‚ÄčAdvanced classes are being offered as separate classes open to everyone. We recommend you attend a county or "NWS-SKYWARN" class first before attending the Advanced class.




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Anderson, Leon, Milam January 14 6:30 pm Completed
Collin & Denton January 16 9:00 am Completed
Bosque January 21 6:00 pm Completed
Hood, Montague & Parker January 25 7:00 pm Completed
Delta, Fannin, Lamar & Hopkins January 26 6:00 pm Completed
Tarrant January 30 10:00 am Completed
Cooke February 9 7:00 pm Completed
NWS - Skywarn February 16 Cancelled Cancelled
NWS - Advanced Skywarn February 18 Cancelled Cancelled
Grayson February 23 6:00 pm Completed
Kaufman & Navarro February 25 6:00 pm Completed
NWS - Skywarn February 27 9:30 am Completed
Dallas, Ellis, & Rockwall March 2 6:00 pm Completed
Erath March 9 6:00 pm Completed
Jack March 11 6:30 pm Completed
NWS - Advanced Skywarn March 13 9:30 am Completed
NWS - Skywarn March 25 6:00 pm Completed
NWS-Skywarn-En Español

"Curso para Observadores del Tiempo"
April 1
1 de abril
6:00 pm Completed
NWS - Skywarn April 6 6:00 pm Completed
NWS - Advanced Skywarn April 15 6:00 pm Completed