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2023 SKYWARN Schedule

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

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 Mon, Jan 30 In Person 6:00 PM Paris Police Dept N/A
Leon Tues, Jan 31 In Person 6:00 PM Annex 2 Bldg (Centerville) N/A
Tarrant Sat, Feb 4 In Person 8:30 AM Forest Hill
Civic Center
N/A
Johnson Tues, Feb 7 In Person 7:00 PM SWAU University Pechero Hall N/A
Cooke Wed, Feb 8 In Person 6:00 PM Gainesville Civic Center  N/A
Hunt Thurs, Feb 9 In Person 6:00 PM Fletcher Warren Civic Center N/A
Jack Thurs, Feb 16 In Person 6:00 PM Jacksboro Fire Dept N/A
Dallas Sat, Feb 18 In Person 9:00 AM Granville Arts Center, The Atrium (Garland) N/A
Bell Thurs, Feb 23 In Person 6:00 PM Warrior Hall, Rm #417
TAMU Central TX (Killeen)
N/A
Denton Sat, Feb 25 In Person 10:00 AM TX Women's University: MCL Auditorium N/A
Delta Mon, Feb 27 In Person 6:00 PM Delta County Civic Center N/A
Grayson Tues, Feb 28 In Person 6:00 PM Grayson College, Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium N/A
Stephens Wed, March 1 In Person 6:30 PM TSTC Breckenridge N/A
Ellis Thurs, Mar 2 In Person 6:30 PM Waxahachie Civic Center N/A
Eastland Mon, Mar 6 In Person 6:00 PM Eastland Fire Dept N/A
Rockwall Tues, Mar 7 In Person 5:00 PM Rockwall County Sheriff's Office N/A
Milam Thurs, Mar 9 In person 6:00 PM Cameron VFD N/A
NWS - Skywarn en Español TBD Virtual TBD N/A Coming Soon
NWS-Skywarn Tues, Feb 21 Virtual 7:00 PM N/A Click to Register
NWS-Skywarn Sat, Mar 4 Virtual 9:30 AM N/A Click to Register
NWS-Skywarn Tue, Mar 21 Virtual 7:00 PM N/A Click to Register

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