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Storm Spotter Training 2020

This calendar will be updated as sessions are added to the schedule.

 

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
918-838-7838
e-mail: ed.calianese@noaa.gov

 

January 2020
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Wednesday 1        
Thursday 2        
Friday 3        
Saturday 4        
Sunday 5        
Monday 6        
Tuesday 7        
Wednesday 8        
Thursday 9        
Friday 10        
Saturday 11        
Sunday 12        
Monday 13        
Tuesday 14        
Wednesday 15        
Thursday 16        
Friday 17        
Saturday 18        
Sunday 19        
Monday 20        
Tuesday 21        
Wednesday 22 Benton Siloam Springs 6:00 pm Postponed to 3/19
Thursday 23        
Friday 24        
Saturday 25 Rogers Claremore 9:00 am County Courthouse
Sunday 26        
Monday 27        
Tuesday 28 Choctaw Hugo 6:00 pm Kiamichi Technology Center
Wednesday 29        
Thursday 30 Osage Pawhuska 7:00 pm County Fairgrounds Ag Building
Friday 31        

 

February 2020
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Saturday 1        
Sunday 2        
Monday 3 Pushmataha Antlers 6:30 pm Choctaw Community Center
Tuesday 4 Latimer Wilburton 7:00 pm Postponed
Wednesday 5 Franklin Ozark 6:00 pm Postponed to 3/4
Thursday 6 Le Flore Poteau 6:30 pm Kiamichi Technology Center
Friday 7        
Saturday 8        
Sunday 9        
Monday 10 Delaware Grove 7:00 pm  Seneca-Cayuga Community Building
Tuesday 11 Washington AR Fayetteville 6:30 pm East Annex, Sheriff's Office
Wednesday 12 Cherokee Tahlequah 7:00 pm NSU Community Event Center
Thursday 13 Pittsburg McAlester 7:00 pm Emergency Operations Center
Friday 14        
Saturday 15        
Sunday 16        
Monday 17 Creek Mounds 7:00 pm Fire Department
Tuesday 18 Craig Vinita 6:00 pm Fairgrounds/Community Center
Wednesday 19        
Thursday 20 Okmulgee Okmulgee 7:00 pm Green Country Technology Center
Friday 21        
Saturday 22 Adair Westville 10:00 am Mid County Community Building
Sunday 23        
Monday 24 Okfuskee Okemah 7:00 pm Fire Department
Tuesday 25 Sequoyah Sallisaw 7:00 pm Emergency Management Office
Wednesday 26 Tulsa Sand Springs 7:00 pm Public Safety Center
Thursday 27 Tulsa Sperry 7:00 pm Armory
Friday 28        
Saturday 29 Washington OK Bartlesville 9:00 am Arvest Community Room

 

March 2020
Day Date County City Time Location/Notes
Sunday 1        
Monday 2 Tulsa Broken Arrow 7:00 pm   NSU BA Auditorium
Tuesday 3 Wagoner Wagoner 7:00 pm Civic Center
Wednesday 4 Franklin Ozark 6:00 pm Arkansas Tech University
Thursday 5 Tulsa Owasso 7:00 pm Owasso City Hall
Friday 6        
Saturday 7 Tulsa Tulsa 9:00 am OU Schusterman Center Auditorium
Sunday 8        
Monday 9 Sebastian Fort Smith 6:30 pm EOC, 8400 Zero Street
Tuesday 10 Mayes Pryor 6:00 pm RSU Pryor Campus Auditorium
Wednesday 11 Benton Bentonville 7:00 pm NWACC Auditorium
Thursday 12 Muskogee Muskogee 6:30 pm TBD
Friday 13        
Saturday 14        
Sunday 15        
Monday 16 Nowata Nowata 7:00 pm Nowata Fire Department
Tuesday 17 Madison Huntsville 6:30 pm EMS Building
Wednesday 18        
Thursday 19 Benton Siloam Springs 6:00 pm High School
Friday 20        
Saturday 21        
Sunday 22        
Monday 23 Crawford Figure Five 6:30 pm Fire Department
Tuesday 24        
Wednesday 25        
Thursday 26 Ottawa Miami 6:00 pm Civic Center
Friday 27        
Saturday 28        
Sunday 29        
Monday 30        
Tuesday 31        

 


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