2008 SEVERE WEATHER TRAINING SCHEDULE

Every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka gives basic spotter training courses, which are available to the general public. Our spotters are our 'eyes and ears' in the field, and are invaluable to us in accomplishing our mission of protecting life and property. Training presentations are typically about an hour long, and are given by a meteorologist from our office. If you are interested in becoming a spotter, and we are in need of spotters in your area, we will have sign up sheets available at the spotter training sessions. (Please note that in some of the more populated areas, we may have many spotters already, such as the Topeka and Lawrence areas, and may not be adding new spotters.) However there are many rural areas in which we very much need spotters to report weather phenomena.

Current spotters are encouraged to attend training sessions as a refresher course on how to identify storm features, what to look for, and what to call into our office.

Once you are registered, we encourage spotters to call in reports. We may also call you at your home and ask you about ongoing weather in your area.

Below you will find a table of scheduled spotter talks for 2008 in the NWS Topeka coverage area, which includes northeast, east central and north central Kansas. If you are interested in attending a spotter talk for your area, please see the table below for locations and dates. We appreciate your interest!

More information about being a spotter for NWS Topeka

February, 2008 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
25 Concordia, KS
(Cloud County) 7:00pm CST Cook Theater, Community College

26 St. Mary's, KS
(Pottawatomie County) 7:00pm CST Fire Station 405 West Lasley

27 Garnett, KS
(Anderson County) 7:00pm CST North Park Community Building

28 Oskaloosa, KS
(Jefferson County) 7:00pm CST Fire Department 508 Jefferson

28 Clay Center, KS
(Clay County) 7:00pm CST Catholic Parish Hall 730 Court Street

March, 2008 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
03 Junction City, KS
(Geary County) 7:00pm CST 4H Senior Center 1025 S. Spring Valley Road

03 Herington, KS
(Dickinson County) 7:00pm CST Community Building 810 S. Broadway

04 Minneapolis, KS
(Ottawa County) 7:00pm CST Courthouse Basement 307 N. Concord St.

04 Seneca, KS
(Nemaha County) 7:00pm CST Community Building 1500 Community Drive

06 Eudora, KS
(Douglas County) 7:00pm CST Community Center 1638 Elm St.

10 Topeka, KS
(Shawnee County) 7:00pm CDT Washburn University Memorial Union

10 Location Undetermined
(Osage County) 7:00pm CDT

11 Holton, KS
(Jackson County) 7:00pm CDT Senior Citizens Building 312 Pennsylvania

11 Ottawa, KS
(Franklin County) 7:00pm CDT Celebration Hall 1701 S. Elm

12 Topeka, KS
(Shawnee County) 7:00pm CST

12 Olpe, KS
(Lyon County) 7:00pm CDT Knights of Columbus 212 Iowa St.

13 Location Undetermined
(Osage County) 7:00pm CDT

17 Westmoreland, KS
(Pottawatomie County) 7:00pm CDT Fire Station 305 South 6th St.

18 Abilene, KS
(Dickinson County) 7:00pm CDT Civic Center 201 NW 2nd St.

18 Marysville, KS
(Marshall County) 7:00pm CDT Helvering Community Center 111 South 8th St.

19 Manhattan, KS
(Riley County) 7:00pm CDT Fire Station 2000 Denison Ave.

20 Lawrence, KS
(Douglas County) 7:00pm CDT Arts Center 940 New Hampshire St.

24 Burlington, KS
(Coffey County) 7:00pm CDT Courthouse Basement 110 S. 6th Street

24 Council Grove, KS
(Morris County) 7:00pm CDT Courthouse 501 W. Main

25 Hiawatha, KS
(Brown County) 7:00pm CDT Fisher Community Center 201 East Iowa Street

25 Perry, KS
(Jefferson County) 7:00pm CDT American Legion 410 Perry Place

26 Topeka, KS
(Shawnee County) 7:00pm CDT Kansas Museum Of History 6425 SW 6th Avenue

27 Emporia, KS
(Lyon County) 7:00pm CDT Anderson Building Fairgrounds West Highway 50 and Industrial Road

27 Baldwin City, KS
(Douglas County) 7:00pm CDT Baldwin Elementary School 100 Bullpup Drive

31 Washington, KS
(Washington County) 7:00pm CDT First National Bank 101 C Street

31 Alma, KS
(Wabaunsee County) 7:00pm CDT Wabaunsee High School

April, 2008 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
01 Belleville, KS
(Republic County) 7:00pm CDT 4H Building Fairgrounds 901 O Street


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