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Hazardous Heat Across the Western US into the Northern Plains; Heavy Rain and Flooding Possible in the South

Hazardous heat will persist over much of interior California, the central Great Basin, northern Rockies and Northern Plains into Thursday. Heavy to excessive rainfall will persist across the Southeast US. through mid-week. The Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring a flash flooding threat to the Four Corners Region this week. Read More >

                                                                                  

Southern New Mexico / Far West Texas 

Spotter Training Schedule 2023 

 


Date 


Time


City


Location

Course Type


Sept 26, 2023


6 to 8 PM

Las Cruces

NM

MVRDA

911 Lake Tahoe Ct.



Basic


Oct 3, 2023 


6 to 8 PM

Las Cruces

NM

MVRDA

911 Lake Tahoe Ct.


Advanced


 


 

 

 


 



 

       

 

Last Updated 9/22/23 - No signup required; Other classes will be added when scheduled

The primary mission of the National Weather Service is to save lives and property through timely warnings and forecasts. Yes, we depend on Doppler radar, state-of-the-art satellite imagery and ever-improving supercomputers, but many small scale features cannot be detected by these. Therefore, volunteer weather spotters will always be “the eyes and ears” of the National Weather Service in reference to its warning program. An effective Skywarn Weather Spotter program is essential for the NWS to fulfill our mission of protecting life and property and enhancing our nation's economy. 

BASIC COURSE:

  • Up to two hours in length, free of charge
  • Learn to identify hazardous weather features
  • Find out when we would like a call from you (certain thresholds & criteria must be met)
  • Elementary to intermediate meteorological concepts are taught
  • Prerequisite to the ADVANCED COURSE (goes much deeper into the theory)
  • For more information, please call Jason Laney at 575-589-4088