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Pacific Storm Brings Multiple Impacts to the West;Severe Weather Expected in the Central U.S.

A strong storm is expected to produce heavy rainfall in northern and central California that could lead to significant and life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, particularly over burn scar areas, and periods of heavy snow and gusty winds from the Cascades and Sierra into the Intermountain West through Monday. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall expected in the Mid-Mississippi Valley. Read More >

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2021 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.

All training sessions for 2021 were conducted online. This training season has ended, but check back again occasionally to see if we have added any special sessions (such as around the annual Open House, usually in October or November). Otherwise, please join us for the 2022 spotter training sessions, probably beginning in January or February of 2022.

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 -


2021 Spotter Training Schedule

Counties Day Date Time Registration
Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole Mon Feb 8 6:00 PM
Foard, Hardeman, Knox, Wilbarger Tue Feb 9 6:00 PM
Bryan, Johnston, Marshall Thu Feb 11 6:30 PM
Archer, Baylor, Clay, Wichita Sat Feb 13 9:00 AM
Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Grady, Kingfisher (postponed to Mar 23) Tue Feb 16 7:00 PM
Open Thu Feb 18 6:30 PM
Garfield, Grant, Kay, Noble Tue Feb 23 6:30 PM
Lincoln, Logan, Payne Thu Feb 25 6:30 PM
Beckham, Custer, Dewey, Roger Mills, Washita Mon Mar 1 6:00 PM
Cleveland, McClain, Oklahoma Tue Mar 2 6:30 PM
Open Thu Mar 4 6:30 PM
Ellis, Harper, Woodward Mon Mar 8 6:30 PM
Open Tue Mar 9 6:30 PM
Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens Thu Mar 11 6:30 PM
Alfalfa, Major, Woods Mon Mar 15 6:30 PM
Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman Tue Mar 16 6:00 PM
Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Grady, Kingfisher Tue Mar 23 7:00 PM
Advanced Tue Mar 30 6:30 PM