The days are getting shorter, the leaves are showing lots of color, and temperatures are on their way down. That can only mean one thing. Like it or not, winter is on its way to the Great Lakes.

That means it's also time for our annual winter weather spotter talks across northern Michigan.  As with all our training, talks are free of charge, and we will cover such topics as winter weather science, historic winter storms, how to report snow amounts to us, and what we expect for the coming winter season.

Below is a look at our current spotter session schedule. We hope you will be able to join us!  If you have questions about an upcoming event, contact NWS Gaylord Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jim Keysor.

To learn more about becoming a Skywarn Weather Spotter, please see our Spotter FAQ Page.

October, 2014 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
14 Alpena, MI
(Alpena County)
6:30pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 West Fletcher Avenue
Contact Information: Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary - (989) 356-8805
15 Gladwin, MI
(Gladwin County)
7:00pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Gladwin County Courthouse (Commissioner's Room), 401 West Cedar Avenue
Contact Information: Marianne Hill - (989) 426-6871
16 Cadillac, MI
(Wexford County)
6:30pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Baker College Student Center, 9600 East 13th Street
Contact Information: Sarah Benson - (231) 775-7602
20 Roscommon, MI
(Roscommon County)
7:00pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Gerrish Township Hall, 2997 E. Higgins Lake Drive
Contact Information: Chief Brian Hill - (989) 821-5207
28 Traverse City, MI
(Grand Traverse County)
6:30pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Grand Traverse Health Department Training Room, 2600 LaFranier Road
Contact Information: Gregg Bird - (231) 995-6059
29 Gaylord, MI
(Otsego County)
6:30pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** EMS Building (training room), 100 Mc Louth Road
Contact Information: Jon Deming - (989) 732-9085
30 Brimley, MI
(Chippewa County)
12:00pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** NOTE: This will be an abbreviated training session. Bay Mills Resort and Casino, Horizon's Conference Center 11386 West Lakeshore Drive
Contact Information: Tim McKee - (906) 495-7488
30 Sault Ste. Marie, MI
(Chippewa County)
6:00pm EDT **Winter Spotter Training** Bayliss Public Library, 541 Library Drive
Contact Information: Tim McKee - (906) 495-7488 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.