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An Unsettled Weekend For The West

A large and strong Pacific storm system will impact a good portion of the West this weekend. Heavy rain, widespread mountain snow, gusty winds and a variety of marine related hazards are likely. The heavy rain threat may result in some flash flooding today and Saturday across north-central portions of California and southwestern Oregon, especially near recent and vulnerable burn scar areas. Read More >

Spotter Training Schedule 2020

Classes for the 2020 SKYWARN Training are currently being scheduled.

The schedule will be made available in late December, with an update in early January.

 

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 at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and 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.

Unless posted otherwise, the classes are free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

 

Training Sessions
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