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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. Training lessons last 1 to 1.5 hours and include information on NWS operations, products and services, as well as volunteer procedures. You will asked to register as a weather spotter after class. 

New for 2021, a choice between BASIC and ADVANCED weather spotter training.
Each Basic class covers the same material and each Advanced class covers the same material.
It's not sessions. We've just given several opportunities to take the class, so you only need to take one class (or one of each if interested).
This training will require a computer or device with internet access and you will need to register in advance.   

Upcoming What Time Where Register
Wait until Fall 2021        



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.