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Critical Fire Weather Conditions For Parts of the West & Plains; Strong Cold Front Over Central U.S.

Dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of the Plains and Western U.S. Meanwhile, a cold front will gradually advance eastward over the central and eastern states. Showers and thunderstorms - some locally heavy - are likely ahead of the front. Much cooler and below normal temperatures are expected behind the front. Read More >

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2020 Skywarn Storm Spotter Training

NOTE: Storm spotter training for 2020 has ended. Please check back on this page around the beginning of 2021 for next year's schedule.

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Norman conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.

If you're interested in being a spotter and are looking for more training materials, visit our "Becoming a Spotter" page - You can also find training materials on our YouTube channel -


2020 Spotter Training Schedule

Site Date Time Location Address City, State
Duncan Feb 4 6:30 PM Red River Technology Center 3300 W Bois D'arc Duncan, OK
Wichita Falls Feb 8 9:00 AM MPEC Exhibit Hall - Seminar Room 1000 5th St. Wichita Falls, TX
Arnett Feb 10 6:30 PM Arnett Fire Station 115 Barnes Ave. Arnett, OK
Knox City Feb 11 6:00 PM Knox City Community Center 208 SE 3rd St. Knox City, TX
Webinar Feb 11 6:30 PM
Shawnee Feb 18 6:30 PM Gordon Cooper Technology Center - Skylab Rooms I and II One John C Bruton Blvd. Shawnee, OK
Webinar Feb 20 1:00 PM
El Reno Feb 24 6:30 PM Public Safety Center 2707 Faith Ave. El Reno, OK
Tishomingo Feb 25 7:00 PM Chickasaw Nation Community Center 818 E 6th St. Tishomingo, OK
Atoka Mar 2 6:30 PM Kiamichi Technology Center 1763 W Liberty Rd. Atoka, OK
Perry Mar 3 6:00 PM Heritage Center 222 N 6th St. Perry, OK
Webinar Mar 4 10:00 AM
Chandler Mar 9 6:30 PM Chandler High School Auditorium 901 S CHS Street Chandler, OK
Taloga Mar 10 6:30 PM Dewey County Fairgrounds 107 N Sexton St. Taloga, OK
Ardmore Mar 14   CANCELED   Ardmore, OK
Fairview Mar 16   CANCELED   Fairview, OK
Mangum Mar 17   CANCELED   Mangum, OK
Edmond Mar 23   CANCELED   Edmond, OK
Webinar Mar 24 6:30 PM
Advanced Webinar Mar 30 6:30 PM