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Spotter Training Schedule

Updated: May 22, 2023


Forecasters from the National Weather Service in New York City conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The training sessions are typically about three 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. Most sessions are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about being a spotter, but you should check to be sure before attending a class.

All classes are free and most classes start at 7:00 pm.






May 17th

7:00 PM

New Haven County


Wallingford Public Library (Community Room)

200 N Main Street

Wallingford, CT 06492

This class has been moved to the Wallingford Public Library to accommodate additional attendees.









May 18th

7:00 PM

Bergen County

Bergen County Department of Public Safety

Hall of Heroes 

281 Campgaw Road

Mahwah, NJ 07430







June 6th

7:00 PM

Putnam County

Putnam County Emergency Operations Center

112 Old Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512


Click to Register with the NWS


June 7th

7:00 PM


On-line Webinar


Please register at both links. 


Register for the Webinar


Click to Register with the NWS

Click Registration to register a training class

For questions regarding training, contact Brian Ciemnecki
Via e-mail:

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