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SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 20, 2018

Monday, January 8th, 2018 10:43am CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 20 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
Collin College
Conference Center
2400 Community Avenue
McKinney, TX 75070

2018 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.

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

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

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

2016 Collin County Skywarn Spotter Training Follow-up

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 3:42pm CST

On Saturday, January 23, 2016 Nathan and Jessica of PlanoWeather.com attended the annual Collin County Skywarn Spotter Training sessions at Collin College Central Park Campus Conference Center in McKinney, TX.

certs shirtsThis year’s event welcomed 500 attendees to the morning basic session and 270 for the afternoon advanced topics. Speakers included Larry Mowry of CBS11 TV, National Weather Service Meteorologists, Collin County ARES, plus exhibitors.

Takeaways from the training:

Jessica “The training was amazing. Don’t measure hail until it stops falling! lol”

Nathan “Lots of information. Mark Fox was informative and very funny.”

If you missed the Collin County event, the National Weather Service in Ft. Worth will be conducting spotter training sessions across North Texas through the end of March. For details: http://bit.ly/hFO05K or http://bit.ly/hWPPV2

A big thank you to everyone involved in the organization of this great event!

Checklist

The Storm Spotter’s Checklist

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SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 9:12pm CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 23 from 8:30AM-4:00PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

Basic Session at 8:30-11:00AM
Advanced Session at 1:00-4:00 PM

LOCATION
Collin College:
Central Park Campus
Conference Center
2200 West University Drive
McKinney, Texas 75071

2016 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=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.

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 24, 2015

Monday, January 5th, 2015 10:51am CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 24 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 8:30-11:00AM
Advanced Session at 1:00-4:00 PM

LOCATION
Collin College:
Preston Ridge Campus
Conference Center; C105
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035

2015 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=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.

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, December 20th, 2013 12:58pm CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 18 from 8:30AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

LOCATION
Collin College:
Preston Ridge Campus
Conference Center; C105
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035

2014 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=skywarnmap

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 11:57pm CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public, and you do not have to attend both sessions. No advanced registration is required.

Basic Session at 8:00-11:00AM
Advanced Session at 1:00-4:30 PM

LOCATION
Collin College:
Preston Ridge Campus
Conference Center; C105
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035

2013 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&f=d&daddr=%4033.050993,-96.673237&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109882346873277231959.00047a60259d9f51c8852

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – January 21, 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 12:54pm CST

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday Jan 21 at 8:00AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public, and you do not have to attend both sessions.

Basic Session at 8:00-11:00AM
Advanced Session at 1:00-4:30 PM

LOCATION
Collin College:
Spring Creek Campus Auditorium

2012 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&f=d&daddr=%4033.050993,-96.673237&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109882346873277231959.00047a60259d9f51c8852

2011 Collin County Skywarn and Hazardous Weather Conference

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 5:36pm CST

On Saturday, January 29, 2011 PlanoWeather.com attended the Collin County Skywarn and Hazardous Weather Conference. The full day annual event is free and open to the public. This year’s event welcomed close to 400 attendees and included speakers from CBS11 TV, NWS Meteorologists, Prepared in Plano, Collin County ARES, plus exhibitors. Topics discussed included Weather Safety, Flood Safety, the use of social media in weather reporting, two Basic Spotter sessions, and two Advanced Spotter sessions.

If you missed the Collin County event, the National Weather Service in Ft. Worth will be conducting spotter training sessions across North Texas through the end of March. For details: http://bit.ly/hFO05K or http://bit.ly/hWPPV2

A big thank you to everyone involved in the organization of this great event!