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Upcoming Website Changes and Server Upgrade

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 2:44pm CDT

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be implementing changes to its API as early as February 1, 2017. These changes will impact alerting protocols, forecast applications, and URL changes to SSL. As a result, the PlanoWeather.com server software must be upgraded for compatibility and many of our pages and back-end scripts will require updating. Over the next few weeks and when the NWS officially makes the transition, you may notice changes to the site and possibly experience issues as we work through the updates. Thank you in advance for your patience during this process.

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 21, 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 7:54pm CDT

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 21 from 8:30AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

Basic Session at 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
Advanced Session at 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION
Throckmorton Ballroom
Sheraton McKinney Hotel
1900 Gateway Boulevard
McKinney, TX  75070

2017 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnsch?sptrsch
http://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and 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. NWS Press Release