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Dangerous Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A Santa Ana wind event is expected to impact southern California through late week into the weekend. These very gusty offshore winds combined with the extremely dry conditions will set the stage for critical to extremely critical fire weather concerns. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and show erratic behavior. Definitely a very dangerous situation the next couple of days. Read More >

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 the public is invited. For a schedule of upcoming spotter training classes, please see the table below. Training lessons last around 1.5 hours and include information on NWS operations, products and services, as well as volunteer procedures. 

We will plan on virtual online training this fall. This will require a computer or device with internet access.  


Upcoming Time Where Register
TBD - Coming this Spring      

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 contact NWS Spokane.