Skywarn Spotter Resources and Training Schedule

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Online spotter training available: The Cooperative Operational Meteorology Education and Training (COMET) offers an online Skywarn Spotter Training course with two sections available: "Role of the Skywarn Spotter" and "Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics". The course is designed for people interested in becoming storm spotters.  While previously-trained Skywarn spotters are not required to take it, it does provides additional background material not covered in the local classes. The course is free and each section takes one to two hours to complete. People interested in becoming spotters for the National Weather Service can notify our office after completing the training.

 2014 Spotter Training Classes

The following SKYWARN classes are open to the public:

April, 2014 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
22 Newell, SD
(Butte County)
7:00pm MDT Newell City Hall
Contact Information: Butte County Emergency Management Office: 723-0900
28 Midland, SD
(Haakon County)
8:00pm MDT Midland Fire Dept
Contact Information: Midland Fire Chief

May, 2014 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
05 Faith, SD
(Meade County)
6:00pm MDT Faith Fire Dept
Contact Information: Faith Police Chief
12 Moorcroft, WY
(Crook County)
7:00pm MDT Moorcroft Fire Dept
Contact Information: Crook County Emergency Management Office
15 Upton, WY
(Weston County)
7:00pm MDT Upton Fire Dept
Contact Information: Weston County Homeland Security Office
28 Buffalo, SD
(Harding County)
7:00pm MDT Harding County Courthouse
Contact Information: Harding County Emergency Management Office
29 Lemmon, SD
(Perkins County)
7:00pm MDT Lemmon Fire Dept
Contact Information: Lemmon Fire Department

If you have questions or want additional information, contact the Rapid City NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.