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Slow Moving Storm to Impact California and Dampen Western States

A slow moving system off the California coastline will bring rain, mountain snow, and coastal impacts. Locally heavy rain may cause flash flooding, especially, on burn scars in from central California to southwestern Oregon. Snow up to 3 feet will be possible in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Rain with mountain snow can be expected from the Northwest to the Northern Rockies and into the Plains. Read More >

Storm Spotter Training 2019

We have concluded our storm spotter training sessions for the spring season.

Throughout eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas, trained and dedicated individuals monitor the skies around their communities during severe weather events. These storm spotters provide first-hand severe weather reports to their local officials, and to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, which are used to make critical warning decisions.
Being a storm spotter not only means dedication but also training. Each winter and spring the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service trains members of police & fire departments, emergency management officials, and amateur radio operators on spotting techniques. Typically, the training is coordinated by a local group (such as an emergency management agency) and a NWS meteorologist serves as the guest instructor. The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but to have some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances. Other topics covered include an update on the latest NWS technology and procedures, ideas for organizing/coordinating spotter groups, and important safety considerations.
The training is free and requires no preregistration. The meetings listed below are open to the public.
For additional information contact:

Ed Calianese
Warning Coordination Meteorologist

10159 East 11th Street, Suite 300
Tulsa, OK  74128


January 2019
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
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Sunday 27        
Monday 28 Franklin Ozark   Postponed - New date 2/12
Tuesday 29 Choctaw Hugo   Canceled
Wednesday 30 Tulsa Sand Springs   Postponed - New date 2/27
Thursday 31        


February 2019
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Friday 1        
Saturday 2        
Sunday 3        
Monday 4        
Tuesday 5 Pittsburg McAlester 7:00 pm Pittsburg County EOC
Wednesday 6        
Thursday 7 Pushmataha Antlers 6:00 pm Choctaw Nation Community Center
Friday 8        
Saturday 9 Rogers Claremore 9:00 am County Courthouse
Sunday 10        
Monday 11        
Tuesday 12 Franklin Ozark 6:30 pm Arkansas Tech University
Wednesday 13        
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Friday 15        
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Sunday 17        
Monday 18 Okmulgee Okmulgee 6:30 pm Green Country Technology Center
Tuesday 19 Le Flore Poteau 6:00 pm Kiamichi Technology Center
Wednesday 20        
Thursday 21 Craig Vinita 6:00 pm Community Center/Fairgrounds
Friday 22        
Saturday 23 Washington Bartlesville 9:00 am Arvest Eastside Community Room
Sunday 24        
Monday 25 Delaware Grove 7:00 pm Seneca-Cayuga Community Building
Tuesday 26        
Wednesday 27 Tulsa Sand Springs 7:00 pm Case Community Center
Thursday 28 Sequoyah Sallisaw 7:00 pm EOC, 112 E Chickasaw


March 2019
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Friday 1        
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Sunday 3        
Monday 4 Tulsa Broken Arrow 7:00 pm NSU Broken Arrow, Auditorium
Tuesday 5 Crawford Van Buren 7:00 pm EOC, 1820 Chestnut St
Wednesday 6 Carroll Eureka Springs 5:00 pm Carnegie Public Library
Thursday 7 Osage Pawhuska 6:30 pm County Fairgrounds, Ag Building
Friday 8        
Saturday 9 Tulsa Tulsa 9:00 am OU Schusterman Center Auditorium
Sunday 10        
Monday 11 Sebastian Fort Smith 6:00 pm EOC, 8400 Zero Street
Tuesday 12 Okfuskee Okemah 6:30 pm Okemah Fire Department
Wednesday 13 Haskell Stigler 6:30 pm Kiamichi Technology Center









6:00 pm

7:00 pm

Herman and Kate Kaiser Library

High School Commons Room

Friday 15        
Saturday 16 Adair Westville 10:00 am Impact Church
Sunday 17        
Monday 18 Tulsa Owasso 7:00 pm City Hall Community Room
Tuesday 19 Ottawa Miami 6:00 pm Civic Center Banquet Hall
Wednesday 20 Benton Bentonville 7:00 pm NWACC Auditorium
Thursday 21 Muskogee Muskogee 7:00 pm Civic Center
Friday 22        
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Sunday 24        
Monday 25 Cherokee Tahlequah 7:00 pm NSU Event Center
Tuesday 26        
Wednesday 27 Nowata Nowata 7:00 pm Fire Department
Thursday 28 Mayes Pryor 6:00 pm RSU Pryor Campus Auditorium
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