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Near Matt Warner Reservoir, Uintah County, Utah.    Photo courtesy: Alisa & Nate Reynolds

Would you like to be part of a group that provides real-time storm reports to the National Weather Service that help forecasters with warning decisions?

Or are you simply interested in learning more about severe weather and weather safety?

If you answer “Yes” to either question, then our free Skywarn storm spotter training classes are designed for you!

Although you do not have to become a volunteer storm spotter if you attend the training, attendance of a Basic Spotter class (2 hours) is requested for all storm spotters who volunteer for the NWS.  The Advanced Spotter class (1 hour) is optional for volunteers.

Volunteer storm spotters simply report severe and significant weather they observe, and there is no requirement to always be available.

Storm spotter training classes are posted as they become scheduled, and are offered in the spring and summer months each year. CLICK HERE for the 2018 classes being offered so far in eastern Utah and western Colorado.

Again, these classes are free and open to the public.

No RSVP needed to attend a storm spotter class, except where explicitly stated.

For more information, contact the Grand Junction NWS forecast office: or 970-243-7007


Storm Spotter Training provided in cooperation with:
County Emergency Management agencies,
CSU Extension offices, and
Community Collaborative Rain Hail & Snow network