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Elevated Fire Weather Threats for California; Cold Across Upper Midwest with Snow in Central Rockies

Unfortunately, elevated fire weather threats return this weekend for parts of California, as gusty offshore winds increase. Meanwhile, a large cold dome of surface high pressure will keep high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average across the Upper Midwest and down the High Plains. Also, heavy snowfall is expected from Wyoming into northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska. Read More >

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2018 Skywarn Storm Spotter Training

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.

We have completed all our storm spotter training for this season, and no more classes are scheduled in our area. We appreciate everyone who attended, either in-person or online.

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 -


2018 Spotter Training Schedule

City Day Date Time Location Address City,State
Duncan Mon Feb 5 6:30 PM Red River Technology Center 3300 W Bois D' Arc Duncan, OK
Wichita Falls Sat Feb 10 9:00 AM MPEC Exhibit Hall - Seminar Room 1000 5th St. Wichita Falls, TX
Stillwater Tue Feb 13 7:00 PM Stillwater Community Center 315 W 8th Ave Stillwater, OK
Quanah Mon Feb 26 6:30 PM Quanah High School 501 W 7th St Quanah, TX
Elk City Tue Feb 27 6:30 PM Western Technology Center 301 Western Dr Elk City, OK
WEBINAR Thu Mar 1 6:30 PM      
Woodward Mon Mar 5 6:30 PM Woodward Conference Center 3401 Centennial Dr Woodward, OK
Ponca City Tue Mar 6 6:30 PM 4th Street Clubhouse 1500 S 4th St Ponca City, OK
Chickasha Mon Mar 12 6:30 PM Canadian Valley Technology Center 1401 Michigan Ave Chickasha, OK
Alva Tue Mar 13 6:30 PM Northwest Technology Center 1801 S 11th St Alva, OK
WEBINAR Tue Mar 13 6:30 PM      
Coalgate Tue Mar 20 6:30 PM Community Building 1 E Post Coalgate, OK
Ardmore Sat Mar 24 10:00 AM Ardmore Convention Center 2401 N. Rockford Rd. Ardmore, OK
Seminole Mon Mar 26 6:30 PM Seminole State College - Kelly Haney Center - Lecture Hall 2701 Boren Blvd Seminole, OK
Altus Tue Mar 27 6:30 PM Southwest Technology Center 711 W Tamarack Rd Altus, OK
Madill Wed Mar 28 6:30 PM Madill High School Gym 700 S 5th St Madill, OK
Edmond Thu Mar 29 6:30 PM Edmond Fire Station 5 5300 E Covell Rd Edmond, OK
ADVANCED WEBINAR Mon Apr 9 6:30 PM      


The training sessions have ended for the year.