The National Weather Service in Topeka works together with county emergency managers to offer storm spotter classes in numerous locations across Kansas to prepare for severe weather season. Spotters provide critical information during severe weather events that aid in warning operations at the National Weather Service. If you are interested in helping out your community, or are simply interested in learning more about severe weather, consider attending one of our classes! These classes are held in the evening and last about 90 minutes. A National Weather Service Meteorologist will teach thunderstorm development and structure, thunderstorm safety, and what, when, and how to report information.
This training is open to the public and everyone that has an interest in severe weather is encouraged to attend.
Interested in receiving weather alerts and other local important notifications?
Click Here and scroll down to the green subscribe button. Pawnee County is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. It is important that we collect this contact information because many households no longer utilize traditional land-based telephone lines.
The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. Non-emergency alerts could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information. In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event.
Please provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact. Adding your address will allow tailoring so you do not receive alerts that don’t pertain to your geographical area.
These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply.