2016 Collin County Skywarn Spotter Training Follow-up

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: or

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


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