Every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka presents spotter talks which are open to the general public. Presentations are typically 1-1.5 hours long, and are given by a meteorologist from our office. Spotter training will focus on storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell thunderstorms.
In addition, this year the NWS will provide supplemental on-line spotter training. This training is focused on the basics of convective weather and storm structure. We strongly encourage all county spotters and others who are interested in becoming spotters to complete this training as an introduction into basic spotting concepts. This training takes around one hour can be accessed on the Storm Spotter website.