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Severe Thunderstorm and Flooding Threat in the Southeast; Next Pacific Storm Coming to the West

Isolated to widely scattered severe thunderstorms are possible across Georgia into southern South Carolina today with large hail, damaging wind gusts, and excessive rainfall which may lead to flash flooding the primary risks. Another Pacific storm will bring additional rounds of heavy rain, mountain snow, and high winds to California and southern Oregon late today into Wednesday. Read More >

 

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Spotter Training Schedule

All Spring 2023 SKYWARN Classes are Complete!

NOTE: We have changed the number of classes starting in 2023. In several counties, we will now host a class only every other year. If the county you reside in is not on the class schedule below, there will likely be a class in your county in 2024.

However, all spotters or interested spotters are welcome to attend ANY in-person class (regardless of the county), or can register for an online class. SKYWARN certificates are good for 2 years. All 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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2023 SKYWARN Schedule List

All Spring 2023 SKYWARN Classes are Complete!

NOTE: We have changed the number of classes starting in 2023. Several counties will now host a class only every other year. If the county you reside in is not on the class schedule below, there will likely be a class in your county in 2024. However, all spotters or interested spotters are welcome to attend ANY in-person class (regardless of the county), or can register for an online class. SKYWARN certificates are good for 2 years.

 

*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 2023

County/Public

Date

In Person or Virtual

Time Location

Registration Link

Wise COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Decatur High School Auditorium N/A
Collin COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Sockwell Center (Plano) N/A
Erath COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED

Texas A&M Agrilife
Stephenville Research & Extension Center

N/A
Stephens Tues, Jan 24
Rescheduled for March 1
In Person 6:30 PM TSTC Breckenridge N/A
McLennan COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Letterwinners Lounge McLane Stadium Baylor** Register Here
(Lunch provided)
Lamar COMPLETED Virtual

COMPLETED

N/A Click to Register
Leon

Tues, Jan 31

Cancelled

In Person 6:00 PM Annex 2 Bldg (Centerville) N/A
Tarrant COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Forest Hill
Civic Center
N/A
Johnson COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED SWAU
Pechero Hall
N/A
Cooke COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Gainesville Civic Center  N/A
Hunt COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Fletcher Warren Civic Center N/A
Jack COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Jacksboro Fire Dept N/A
Dallas COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Brownlee Theatre at Granville Arts Center (Garland) N/A
NWS-Skywarn COMPLETED Virtual COMPLETED N/A COMPLETED
Bell COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Warrior Hall, Rm #417
TAMU Central TX (Killeen)
N/A
Denton COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED TX Women's University: MCL Auditorium N/A
Delta COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Delta County Civic Center N/A
Grayson COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Grayson College, Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium N/A
Stephens COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED TSTC Breckenridge N/A
Ellis

Thurs, Mar 2

Cancelled

In Person CANCELLED Waxahachie Civic Center N/A
NWS-Skywarn COMPLETED Virtual COMPLETED N/A COMPLETED
Eastland COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Eastland Fire Dept N/A
Rockwall COMPLETED In Person COMPLETED Rockwall County Sheriff's Office N/A
Milam Thurs, Mar 9 In person 6:00 PM Cameron VFD N/A
NWS-Skywarn COMPLETED Virtual COMPLETED N/A COMPLETED

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