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Hazardous Traveling Conditions for the Midwest; Strong Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track across portions of the Midwest and into the western Great Lakes through Friday as a combination of a wintry mixture and rain will result in hazardous traveling conditions. A strong Pacific system will be approaching with high winds, and heavier rain and snow late Friday into the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Across Hawaii, strong winds and high surf. Read More >

 

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Spotter Training Schedule

2023 SKYWARN Schedule 

The 2023 SKYWARN season is almost here! The tentative schedule should be posted by late December 2022 or early January 2023. The classes are free and open to the public.
For virtual classes, 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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2022 SKYWARN Schedule List

All Classes are Complete for 2022

*Classes labeled "NWS-Skywarn" are open to everyone regardless of county residence. Registration for these classes is limited to the first 500. Some people may drop on the day of the class and open up available spots. 

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

There are no Advanced Classes scheduled for 2022

County/Public

Date

In Person or Virtual

Time Location

Registration Link

Milam Wed, Jan 12 In Person Completed Completed Completed
Erath Thurs, Jan 13 In Person Completed Completed Completed
Collin & Denton Sat, Jan 15 Virtual Completed Completed Completed

Parker
Changed to Virtual

Sat, Jan 22 Virtual Completed Completed Completed

Delta
Changed to Virtual

Mon, Jan 24 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Anderson Thurs, Jan 27 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Tarrant Sat, Jan 29 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Lamar Mon, Jan 31 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Montague
Changed to Virtual
Tues, Feb 1 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Bosque Rescheduled Rescheduled Rescheduled Rescheduled Rescheduled
McLennan
Changed to Virtual
Mon, Feb 7 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Cooke
Changed to Virtual
Tues, Feb 8 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Leon Thurs, Feb 10 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Kaufman
Changed to Virtual
Tues, Feb 15 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Hopkins & Rockwall Thurs, Feb 17 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Dallas Sat, Feb 19 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Eastland Tues, Feb 22 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
NWS-Skywarn Wed, Feb 23 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Stephens Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
NWS-Skywarn Sat, Feb 26 Virtual Completed Completed Completed

Grayson
Changed to Virtual

Mon, Feb 28 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Jack
Changed to Virtual
Tues, March 1 Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled
Ellis
Changed to Virtual
Thurs, March 3 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Coryell Mon, March 7 In Person Completed Completed Completed
Bell Tues, March 8 In Person Completed Completed Completed
Young Thur, March 10 In Person Completed Completed Completed
NWS - Skywarn en Español Mie, 16-Marzo Virtual Completed Completed Completed
NWS-Skywarn Mon, March 21 Virtual Completed Completed Completed
Mills Tue, March 22 In Person Completed Completed Completed
Bosque Thur, March 31 In Person Completed Completed Completed