(KTEN) – With severe weather season right around the corner, the National Weather Service has started scheduling their annual SKYWARN training courses. 

This training course is designed for the public to learn about what to look for when severe weather strikes and how to report accurately to your local news station or NWS Office. Once this course is completed, those that attend receive a certificate and are considered to be an official SKYWARN spotter. 

Severe weather season begins in March and lasts through mid-June. SKYWARN courses will occur over the next couple of months in preparation for storm season. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, some SKYWARN classes will be held virtually and some will be in person. All in-person classes are subject to change to virtual in the days leading up to the training. 

The date, time, and location for SKYWARN courses can be found below.


Grayson county’s SKYWARN training will be held in-person on February 28 at 6:00 pm. The course will take place at Grayson College Center for Workplace Learning. 

Carter, Garvin, Love, and Murray counties will have a SKYWARN course on March 5 at 10:00 a.m. The training will be held at the Ardmore Convention Center. 

Online webinars will also be offered if you are unable to attend the SKYWARN class for your county. You can find more information on that here.

If you’re interested in registering for a SKYWARN course, click on the link associated with your county.