The National Weather Service is offering SKYWARN spotter training in several Houston area locations throughout the coming months.

SKYWARN weather spotters are trained volunteers who watch the skies during severe weather and relay tips back to the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, these reports are used to both validate existing warning and to provide momentum for issuing new warnings. The trainings are free two-to-three hour sessions open to the public.

Houston Area metro training opportunities:

Conroe
Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Lone Star Convention Center
9055 Airport Rd., Conroe
936-523-3915

Richmond
Feb. 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
George Memorial Library
1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond
281-342-6185

Kingwood
March 4, 9-11:30 a.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood

Friendswood
March 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
Friendswood Public Library
416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-996-3335

Missouri City
Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.
Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters
3849 Cartwright Rd., Missouri City
281-403-4370

Full Schedule

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