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Spotter Training

The National Weather Service needs volunteers to provide severe weather reports. Spotters relay their reports to the Weather Service as they see it. This information is used by forecasters to track storms and alert the public to dangerous weather situations. Time and time again, reports from trained weather spotters have saved countless lives, especially during heavy rain, thunderstorms and wind storms.

Our spotter program is informal. Spotters may continue their daily routine and work schedule. They do not need to notify us when they are on vacation.

The National Weather Service, in cooperation with local Emergency Management, will hold spotter training classes at the following locations and times. This two-hour course will include information about the National Weather Service, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flash floods, dust storms, high winds and winter storms. Students who complete the course will receive a training certificate.

If you enjoy watching the weather and wish to provide a valuable public service, this is the course for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Currently scheduled Spotter training...

Date
Time
Place
County
04/21/15 1:00 PM Community Room Cook Memorial Library
2006 Fourth Street
La Grande
Union
04/22/15 1:30 PM Public Health and Legislative Building 2nd Floor Training Room
314 West Main
Walla Walla
Walla Walla
04/22/15 10:00 AM Public Works Conf. Room 415 Guernsey Av

Dayton
Columbia
04/27/15 6:00 PM Courthouse Courtroom
221 South Oregon Street
Condon
Gilliam
04/28/15 6:00 PM Benton Emergency Operations Center 651 Truman

Richland
Benton
04/28/15 2:00 PM Emergency Operations Center 502 Boeing Street

Pasco
Franklin
04/30/15 10:00 AM Justice Center 4700 NW Pioneer Place

Pendleton
Umatilla
04/30/15 6:00 PM Cloverlead Hall Front Mtg. Room
668 NW 1st
Enterprise
Wallowa
04/30/15 2:00 PM Governance Center Walla Walla/Nci Wana Conference Room L101A
46411 Ti'mine Way
Mission
Umatilla Tribal Nation
05/14/15 6:00 PM Eagle Seelatsee Auditorium Yakama Nation Agency Building
401 Fort Road
Toppenish
Yakama Nation
05/14/15 1:00 PM Fairgrounds-Western Town VIP room 1010 East 8th Av

Ellensburg
Kittitas
05/19/15 1:00 PM Emergency Management 2403 South 18th Street Suite 200

Union Gap
Yakima
05/20/15 6:00 PM Klickitat PUD meeting room 1313 South Columbus Av

Goldendale
Klickitat
05/21/15 7:00 PM Fire Station
309 Dewey
Moro
Sherman
05/26/15 1:00 PM Grant County Regional Airport Conf Room 720 Airport RD

John Day
Grant
05/28/15 1:00 PM Sheriff's Office 675 N.W. Cherry Ln

Madras
Jefferson
05/28/15 6:00 PM Bend 911 Center-2nd Floor
20355 Poe Sholes Drive
Bend
Deschutes
05/29/15 10:00 AM Fire and Rescue Training Room
500 NE Belknap St Enter From Court St
Prineville
Crook


For more information on Spotter training classes, contact Dennis Hull at (541) 276-7832 ext. 223


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