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Across Southern Colorado, dedicated volunteers risk their personal safety to provide first-hand severe weather reports to their local officials, and the National Weather Service (NWS) in Pueblo. Their reason, to help protect the lives and property of the citizens in Southern Colorado.

Being a storm spotter not only means dedication, but also training. Each spring the NWS in Pueblo trains members of the police, fire department, emergency management, and amateur radio community, in the latest storm spotting techniques. Typically the training is coordinated by a local group such as an emergency management agency or HAM radio operator. A NWS meteorologist serves as the guest instructor.

The goal of the training is to prepare the spotter to identify hazardous weather conditions, how to report that information to the local NWS, and personal safety.

There are also a number of in-person seminars scheduled. These seminars are free of charge and many are open to the public. Each seminar is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length and most often held in the early afternoon of evening on a weekday. Click a city below to see more information.


Skywarn Basic Course in Spanish (4 parts)


This course is NOT produced by your local NWS office in Pueblo.

Becoming a Skywarn Spotter just became easier with the development of the online Skywarn Spotter Training Course.  There are two courses, including:  "Role of the Skywarn Spotter" and "Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics".

These courses cover the basics of being a Skywarn Spotter.  They are free and accessible from the METED website.  www.meted.ucar.edu

If you live within the NWS Pueblo Forecast area, and you've complete these two online courses, e-mail your certificate to Greg.Heavener@noaa.gov, and you will be added to our spotter e-mail list and be assigned a spotter ID. 

For more information contact:
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Greg Heavener
Phone: 719-948-9429 or
E-mail: Greg.Heavener@noaa.gov