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Hazardous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into next week. Some daily high temperature records are forecast to be tied or broken. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

 

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Spotter Training Schedule

We apologize we had to cancel both Advanced Classes in early 2024. We will reschedule these classes for September 2024. The Advanced Skywarn classes will be virtual, and new registration links will be provided in August. We will advertise the classes on this page, on our home page, and also on our social media platforms.
 

NOTE: As of the 2023 SKYWARN season, several counties will only host a class every other year. If the county you reside in is not on the class schedule below, there will likely be a class in your county in 2025.

However, all spotters or interested spotters are welcome to attend ANY in-person class (regardless of the county you reside in), or you can register for an online SKYWARN class. SKYWARN certificates are good for 2 years. All classes are free and open to the public.

For virtual classes, registering in advance for the class is preferred but you can also join at the start time.

 

About SKYWARN Classes

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare storm spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training in partnership with local emergency management officials who, in most cases, are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.

The training sessions are typically about two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features, and proper reporting procedures.

 

 

 

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2024 SKYWARN Schedule List

NOTE: As of the 2023 SKYWARN season, several counties will only host a class every other year. If the county you reside in is not on the class schedule below, there will likely be a class in your county in 2025.

However, all spotters or interested spotters are welcome to attend ANY in-person class (regardless of the county you reside in), or you can register for an online SKYWARN class. SKYWARN certificates are good for 2 years. All classes are free and open to the public.

 

Classes labeled "NWS SKYWARN - Basic" are online SKYWARN classes that are open to everyone, regardless of county residence. Registration for these classes is limited to 500 registrants. If a class is full, continue to check back as any cancellations will open additional spots.

County-based classes feature the Basic SKYWARN presentation only, which is the same presentation as the "NWS SKYWARN - Basic" online classes. â€‹

NWS Fort Worth will host two virtual Advanced SKYWARN classes during the 2024 season. 

County/Public

Date

In Person or Virtual

Time Location

Registration Link

Montague Tuesday,
January 16th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Collin Saturday,
January 20th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Hood Monday,
January 22nd
Completed Completed

Completed

Completed
Coryell Tuesday,
January 23rd
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Tarrant Saturday,
January 27th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Anderson Monday,
January 29th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Parker Tuesday,
January 30th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Bosque Monday,
February 5th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Navarro Thursday, February 8th Completed Completed Completed Completed
Van Zandt Monday,
February 12th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Kaufman Tuesday,
February 13th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
NWS SKYWARN - Basic Thursday, February 15th Completed Completed Completed Completed
Dallas Saturday, February 17th Completed Completed Completed Completed
Grayson Tuesday,
February 20th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
McLennan Wednesday, February 21st Completed Completed Completed Completed
Falls Thursday, February 22nd Completed Completed Completed Completed
Denton Saturday, February 24th Completed Completed Completed Completed
NWS SKYWARN - Basic Monday,
February 26th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Hopkins Tuesday, February 27th Completed Completed Completed Completed
Ellis Thursday, February 29th Completed Completed Completed Completed
NWS SKYWARN - Basic Saturday,
March 2nd
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Fannin Monday,
March 4th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Young

Monday,
March 18th

Completed Completed Completed Completed
Comanche Wednesday,
March 20th
Completed Completed Completed Completed
Dallas Saturday,
March 23rd
Completed Completed Completed Completed
NWS SKYWARN - Advanced Canceled-
Makeup in Sept
Virtual Canceled Virtual Coming in Summer
NWS SKYWARN - Advanced (Sept 2024) Virtual Canceled Virtual Coming in Summer

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