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Tracking Two Storms Crossing the U.S. with Rain, Snow and Gusty Winds

A storm gathering strength over Texas today will shift to the Mid-Atlantic through Tuesday night. Areas of freezing rain and heavy snow will spread from the central Plains east into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Further south, areas of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible from the southern Plains into the Ohio Valley. A Pacific storm will move into the Southwest Monday. 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 will be conducted online. The schedule below includes links to register for whichever session is most appropriate for you. If you live in the counties listed for a particular session, it would be best for you to attend that session. If you cannot attend the session for your county, or you do not live in our service area, please try one of the "Open" sessions.

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 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
Advanced Tue Mar 30 6:30 PM