From Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office.
Information for Emergency Managers in the National Weather Service, Norman 48-county Oklahoma and eight-country western, north Texas areas:
With recent changes to how we provide storm spotter training, I thought it might be helpful to put together a quick guide explaining how it works from our end, and to hopefully address some of the most frequently asked questions.
ONLINE TRAINING MATERIALS
- It is recommended that spotters complete the two online modules before attending a webinar or live class (but not required by the National Weather Service)
- Download a copy of the storm spotter field guide here
- Conducted on a regional basis. Our CWA is divided into 12 regions with one class in each
- Use these links to get the latest schedule of classes in map
- Material will vary slightly from the webinars, but still address the same basic concepts
- Last around two hours
- Dates and times for upcoming webinars are included in this schedule
- Each webinar has a unique registration URL. Register for each webinar using the link here
- Webinars are open to anyone, anywhere who wants to participate.
- Individuals who complete the webinar will receive a certificate of participation via email.
- We can provide local Emergency Managers with a list of attendees from their area, if requested
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