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Become a Trained SKYWARN Storm Spotter

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You still have time to join a SKYWARN storm spotter training session, and it's free!  To become a certified spotter, you just need to attend one of the upcoming sessions hosted by the National Weather Service (NWs). The meetings last about 2 hours, and will teach you the basic fundamentals of science and meteorology.  These sessions are open to the public, and you're encouraged to attend even if you just want to learn more about weather.

Storm spotters play a huge role for the NWS when tracking severe weather.  

According to the NWS "effective spotter reports are a critical component of NWS severe weather operations. NWS meteorologists use science, technology, training, experience, and spotter reports when making warning decisions. An effective spotter report is one that is timely, accurate, and detailed."

Below is a list of sessions scheduled for Southeast Arizona. 

May 5th 6:00pm - Greenlee County Courthouse (223 Fifth Street, Clifton)
May 12th 6:30pm - Sells Recreation Center (Sells)
May 13th 6:30pm - U of A campus, ENRB Room 253 (520 N. Park Ave.)
May 14th 6:30pm - Marana Operations Center (5100 W. Ina Road, Marana)
May 24th 2:00pm - Oro Valley Town Library (1305 West naranja, Oro Valley)
May 29th 6:30pm - Sahuarita Town Hall Council Chambers (375 W. Sahuarita Center Way)

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