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NWS Riverton Spotter Training Sessions


Spring 2024 training sessions are completed. See you Spring 2025!



Each webinar session below covers the same material, so all are interchangeable. Please note these are not required to pass along weather information to our forecast staff, but they are helpful in learning to identify dangerous weather that could pose a threat to life or property.


Session #1:  April 2, 2024, 11:00 AM MDT

Online webinar.


Session #2:  April 17, 2024, 4:00 PM MDT

Online webinar.


Session #3:  May 8, 2024, 5:30 PM MDT

In-Person Training. Hosted by Johnson County Emergency Management. Training room will be in the Johnson County Office Annex A Building, located at: 26 N. DeSmet Ave, Buffalo, WY.


Session #4:  May 10, 2024, 11:00 AM MDT

Online webinar.


Session #5:  May 29, 2024, 5:30 PM MDT

In-Person Training. Hosted by Teton County Emergency Management. Location will be the Teton County Library Auditorium, located at: 125 Viginian Ln, Jackson, WY.


The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement doppler radar information when flooding, severe storms, and tornadoes threaten. These dedicated individuals volunteer their time to learn about and identify severe weather. Their valuable reports are an important part of the warning process. Weather reports from trained spotters are used along with doppler radar data to issue warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods.