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Current Spotter & Observer Training

NWS Spokane works closely with county emergency managers and officials throughout eastern Washington and north Idaho to organize and schedule weather spotter and observer training classes. The training sessions are free and all are welcome. We concentrate on the Spring and Fall seasons for training. The training seminars are around 1.5 hours and include information on NWS products and services and the role of a NWS volunteer. A question and answer period will be available at the end of class, along with a seasonal outlook. You will be asked to register as a weather spotter or observer after class. 

We've provided opportunities for each class. You only need to take one class (or one of Basic and Advanced, if interested). It is a mix of in-person and virtual. Virtual training will require a computer or device with internet access and you will need to register in advance.   

Upcoming What Time Where Register
Tuesday, April 26th  Basic Weather Spotter 6:30 pm Virtual https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/212807599369962511
Tuesday, May 3rd Advanced Weather Spotter 6:30 pm Virtual https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/914246539867842829
Monday, May 9th Basic Weather Spotter 6:30 pm Virtual https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3294083383095996173
Wednesday, May 11th Basic Weather Spotter 6:00 pm Newport South Pend Oreille Fire/Rescue Station - 6131 Hwy 211, Newport, WA
Thursday, May 19th Advanced Weather Spotter 6:30 pm Virtual https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2097103348052552716



If you are unable to attend a training session, feel free to check out these online training videos as your leisure.

**Recorded Online Spotter Training**

After viewing the training & want to register to be a weather spotter,
please complete this online Spotter Sign-Up form or contact NWS Spokane.