Classes train weather spotters


Volunteers are being sought to participate in the latest weather spotter trainings slated for May 8, in Madras and Prineville, and May 27 and 28 in Bend and Warm Springs.

Weather spotters, trained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, are key volunteers who assist meteorologists by providing up-to-date information about storm activity.

The Skywarn Weather Spotter training is free. In Madras, the training will be held in the Sheriff’s Office Conference Room, located at 675 N.W. Cherry Lane, beginning at 1 p.m. May 8.

That evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., another training will be in Prineville at the Fire and Rescue Training Room, located at 500 N.W. Belknap, with the entrance on the east side.

On May 27, the training will be in Bend on the second floor of the 911 Center, located at 20355 Poe Sholes Drive, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The trainings will finish up the next morning in Warm Springs at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, located at 6823 Highway 8, beginning at 10 a.m. The training is cosponsored by the Emergency Management of Jefferson, Crook, and Deschutes counties and the Warm Springs Tribal Nation. Light refreshments and door prizes will be at all the sessions.

More information is available by calling Dennis Hull at 541-969-7136 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..