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:
Nebraska's Severe Weather Awareness Week was March 24 - 28, 2014
Refer to the map below for a location of a spotter class near you and details. This page will be updated regularly to add new training dates or make changes to existing ones. Note: Registration is required for the Valentine classes see below for details.
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|April, 2014 - Upcoming|
|7:00pm MDT||United Methodist Church at 421 North Spruce|
|Contact Information: Neil Johnson 308-284-2011|
|7:00pm CDT||Ewing Fire Hall on East Nebraska St.|
|Contact Information: Chad Napier 402-336-6210|
|6:30pm CDT||High School in the Lecture Hall|
|Contact Information: Linda Lewis 308-942-3461|
|7:00pm CDT||Atkinson Firemen's Hall @512 E Pearl St|
|Contact Information: Kelly Jelinek 402-340-9394|
|6:00pm CDT||Sutherland Fire Hall @ 150 Maple Street|
|Contact Information: Charles Gregory 308-386-6258|