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2022 Winter Storm Spotter Training Schedule

No Specialized Experience is Needed - Everyone is Welcome!!


The National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Platte will be hosting both in-person and virtual Winter Spotter talks. If you would like to assist your local community by becoming a volunteer winter storm spotter and reporting winter weather storm reports to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about winter weather, consider attending one of our classes. There will be several classes offered this season with various times and dates. Classes will last approximately 1 hour. 

Attendees are taught the basics of winter weather safety, winter hazards, how to measure snowfall and ice accretion, and how to report storm reports to the National Weather Service.  In-person classes will also include a hands-on activity.

Please register below if you plan on attending a virtual class, you will receive a confirmation email once you have registered. For in-person classes no pre-registration is required.  





















If you have any questions about a class date or location, please call the contact information provided. The training is free and you will need to pre-register for virtual classes.  If you have additional questions, email Warning Coordination Meteorologist Shawn Jacobs.


As classes are scheduled they will be added below. In the event weather impacts a training date or changes are made check back for updates or changes to scheduled classes. 

November 2022
Day Location Time Online Registration Link 
3 Niobrara National Scenic River Visitor Center - Valentine, NE - 214 W. US Highway 20 6:00 PM Central No registration needed
10 Ainsworth Connection - Ainsworth, NE - 237 Main Street 6:30 PM Central


No registration needed

15 North Platte Public Safety Building Conference Room - North Platte - 715 S. Jeffers 6:00 PM Central


No registration needed

16 Online 3:00 PM Central Click Here
28 Online 1:00 PM Central

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December 2022
Day Location Time Online Registration Link