2015 Storm Spotter Training Schedule

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Platte, in coordination with county emergency managers, offer storm spotter classes at several locations to prepare for severe weather season.  If you would like to assist your local community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter and reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service, or if you simply want to learn more about severe weather, consider attending one of our classes. Classes are normally held in the evening and last approximately 1:30 to 2 hours. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered.

If you have any questions about a class date or location, please call the contact information provided, or visit with your local county emergency manager for scheduling the training. The training is free and may require preregistration. If you have additional questions, email Warning Coordination Meteorologist Teresa Keck.

Additional learning opportunities include: 

  1. Weather Spotter's Field Guide - large pdf file which may take a while to download
  2. Skywatcher Cloud Chart - pdf file  

 Nebraska's Severe Weather Awareness Week was March 23-27, 2015

In the event weather impacts a training date check back for updates or changes to scheduled classes.

March, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
02 Comstock, NE
(Custer County)
7:00pm CST Comstock Fire Hall on Main Street
Contact Information: Mark Rempe 308-872-3349
03 Brewster, NE
(Blaine County)
7:00pm CST Brewster Fire Hall
Contact Information: Linda Lewis 308-942-3461
03 North Platte, NE
(Lincoln County)
7:00pm CST Public Safety Building Conference Room 1st Floor @ 715 South Jeffers
Contact Information: Brandon Meyers 308-532-7383
09 Burwell, NE
(Garfield County)
7:00pm CDT High School Commons Area
Contact Information: Linda Lewis 308-942-3461
10 Merna, NE
(Custer County)
7:00pm CDT Merna Fire Hall
Contact Information: Mark Rempe 308-872-3349
11 Oshkosh, NE
(Garden County)
7:00pm MDT Oshkosh Fire Hall
Contact Information: Ron Leal 308-254-7003
12 Ericson, NE
(Wheeler County)
7:30pm CDT Ericson Fire Hall
Contact Information: Doug Reiter 308-750-1070
16 Grant, NE
(Perkins County)
7:00pm MDT Grant Fire Hall @ 342 Central AVE
Contact Information: Rick Dreiling 308-353-6206
17 Ainsworth, NE
(Brown County)
7:00pm CDT Ainsworth Volunteer Fire Department on the corner of East 2nd Street and Walnut
Contact Information: Jeff Keezer 402-382-8213
18 Big Springs, NE
(Deuel County)
7:00pm MDT Big Springs Fire Hall
Contact Information: Ron Leal 308-254-7003
18 Oconto, NE
(Custer County)
7:00pm CDT Senior Center at 101 West 6th
Contact Information: Mark Rempe 308-872-3349
24 Hayes Center, NE
(Hayes County)
7:00pm CDT Hayes Center Fire Barn @ 411 Tate Ave
Contact Information: Char Hamilton 308-350-3388
25 Ogallala, NE
(Keith County)
7:00pm MDT Ogallala Fire Department at 411 E 2 St.
Contact Information: Neil Johnson 308-284-2011
26 Broken Bow, NE
(Custer County)
7:00pm CDT Broken Bow Fire Hall
Contact Information: Mark Rempe 308-872-3349
31 Tryon, NE
(McPherson County)
6:00pm CDT County Court house in the Commissioner's Conference Room
Contact Information: Tim McConnell 308-587-2445

April, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
07 Bassett, NE
(Rock County)
7:00pm CDT Bassett Fire Hall @ 103 E Buchanan St
Contact Information: Glen May - 402-760-0735
08 Hershey, NE
(Lincoln County)
6:00pm CDT Hershey Fire Hall @ 121 Railroad St.
Contact Information: Teresa Keck 308-532-4936
08 Gordon, NE
(Sheridan County)
7:00pm MDT Gordon Fire Hall
Contact Information: Fred Hlava 308-282-0837
09 Hay Springs, NE
(Sheridan County)
9:00am MDT Public Power Building @ 5613 South Highway 87
Contact Information: Russell Reichenberg 308-638-4445
15 Stuart, NE
(Holt County)
7:00pm CDT Stuart Community Center
Contact Information: Keith Larabee 402-340-1634
15 Wallace, NE
(Lincoln County)
7:30pm CDT Wallace Fire Hall @ 115 S Commercial St.
Contact Information: Brandon Myers 308-532-7383
21 Mullen, NE
(Hooker County)
7:00pm MDT Mullen Fire Hall @ 501 Southwest 1st Street
Contact Information: Wynn Wiens 308-650-1183

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