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Storm Spotter Training

What is Storm Spotter Training?

Storm Spotter Training is a class offered through the National Weather Service (NWS) in partnership with the City of Arvada. The spotter program is an essential part of the NWS' warning process. The training provides you with information on how to safely report severe weather and be "eyes on the sky" for the NWS. During the training, you will learn about thunderstorms and cloud features that could be threatening to our community. The class lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Who is Eligible?

Anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication can participate.

Because of the complexity of severe thunderstorms and the potential dangers involved, storm spotting is recommended for adults (18 yrs or older). High school and middle school students are welcome to attend the classes with a parent or other adult.

How Can I Sign Up?

Please see the following opportunities to attend Storm Spotter Training in spring 2021.

Urban Corridor and Adjacent Plains

When: Wed, April 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Virtual 
Description:This training will focus on the I-25 urban corridor and adjacent plains. Locations from Castle Rock to Denver to Fort Collins and adjacent plains of Weld, and Arapahoe and Adams counties.

Register here.

When: Tue, April 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Virtual
Description: This training will focus on the Mountains and Front Range Foothills of Colorado. Emphasis on fire burn scars and flash flood potential for the upcoming season. 

Register here.




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