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NWS Wichita
Storm Fury on the Plains

2022 Schedule



Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichita will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. Our staff will provide an in depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize the storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather and severe weather safety.

For the first time since 2019 we will be offering a few advanced spotter talks. These talks will go more into the science of severe storms along with some of the tools and techniques we use to forecast them. This is a great opportunity for the extreme weather enthusiast in your family!

We will once again be offering some virtual presentationsThe dates and times for these presentations are displayed below. As the date draws closer, we will add a link for each participant to register for the upcoming presentation. We will likely allow a one to two week window to register for the upcoming presentation.  Please check back to see if the registration has been opened.

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**NOTE: In-Person classes are subject to cancellation at any time due to the ongoing pandemic.  We want to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff, so please check this page prior to departing for the presentation location.**




February 15th Tuesday 6:30pm Labette County Altamont Labette High School Little Auditorium
February 23rd Wednesday 6:30pm Sumner County Wellington Wellington High School Auditorium
February 24th Thursday 6:30pm Kingman County Kingman Kingman County Expo Center - North room
February 28th Monday 6:30pm Greenwood County Eureka Eureka High School Auditorium 
March 1st Tuesday 6:30pm Neosho County Chanute Neosho County Community College Auditorium
March 3rd Thursday 6:30pm Elk County Howard Cox Building
March 7th Monday 6:30pm Chase County Cottonwood Falls Community Building
March 8th Tuesday 6:30pm Barton County Great Bend Crest Theater
March 9th Wednesday 6:30pm Sedgwick County Wichita Northwest High School Auditorium
March 10th Thursday 6:30pm Butler County El Dorado Butler Community College - Clifford Stone Room
March 14th Monday 6:30pm Allen County Iola Crietz Recital Hall Bowlus Basement
March 15th Tuesday 6:30pm Virtual  

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March 16th Wednesday 6:30pm Saline County Salina

Salina Central Auditorium

March 17th Thursday 6:30pm McPherson County McPherson

Opera House

March 21st Monday 6:30pm Ellsworth County Ellsworth

Ellsworth HS Auditorium

March 22nd Tuesday 6:30pm Russell County Russell Dream Theater
March 23rd Wednesday 6:30pm Marion County Hillsboro Tabor College - Shari Flaming Center for the Arts
March 29th Tuesday 6:30pm Wilson County Neodesha Neodesha Civic Center
March 31st Thursday 6:30pm Woodson County Yates Center Rural Fire Barn
April 7th Thursday 6:30pm Harvey County Newton High School Auditorium
April 12th Tuesday 6:30pm Virtual  

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April 20th Wednesday 6:30pm Lincoln County Lincoln Center Lincoln HS Commons


Advanced Presentations


April 5th Tuesday 6:30pm Sedgwick County Wichita SG County Extension Office - 4H Hall
April 6th Wednesday 6:30pm Montgomery County Independence Memorial Hall
April 11th Monday 6:30pm Russell County Russell Dream Theater


Virtual Presentations


March 15th Tuesday 6:30pm Register here to attend
March 22nd (weather permitting) - Advanced severe weather forecasting Tuesday 5:00pm Watch recording here!
April 12th Tuesday 6:30pm Register here to attend
April 14th - A look back at the April 14th 2012 tornado outbreak Thursday 6:30pm View here!