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.


March, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
03 Standish, MI
(Arenac County)
6:30pm EST **Spring Spotter Training** Standish-Sterling High School, 2401 Grove Road
Contact Information: Ed Rohn - (989) 329-9939
09 Onaway, MI
(Presque Isle County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Onaway Senior Center, 4203 South Lynn Street
Contact Information: Norm Smith - (989) 733-8095
10 Alpena, MI
(Alpena County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 West Fletcher Avenue
Contact Information: Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary - (989) 356-8805
11 Beulah, MI
(Benzie County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Benzie County Government Center, 448 Court Place
Contact Information: Frank Post - (231) 882-0567
12 Moorestown, MI
(Missaukee County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** 4551 E. Moorestown Road
Contact Information: Linda Hartshorne-Shafer - (231) 839-7988
16 Gaylord, MI
(Otsego County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** EMS Building (training room), 100 Mc Louth Road
Contact Information: Jon Deming - (989) 732-9085
17 West Branch, MI
(Ogemaw County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Ogemaw County EOC, 205 South 8th Street
Contact Information: Buffy Carr - (989) 826-1191
19 Atlanta, MI
(Montmorency County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Montmorency County Courthouse - West Entrance, 12265 M-32
Contact Information: Dave Utt - (989) 785-4141
23 East Tawas, MI
(Iosco County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** East Tawas Fire Department, 122 Main Street
Contact Information: Ed Rohn - (989) 329-9939
24 Cedarville, MI
(Mackinac County)
7:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Les Cheneaux Community Center, 133 M-134
Contact Information: Mike Kasper - (906) 643-6731
25 Gladwin, MI
(Gladwin County)
7:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Gladwin County Courthouse (Commissioner's Room), 401 West Cedar Avenue
Contact Information: Marianne Hill - (989) 426-6871
26 Prudenville, MI
(Roscommon County)
7:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Denton Township Ambulance Service, 1301 W. West Branch Road
Contact Information: Eric Tiepel - (989) 275-8740
31 Kalkaska, MI
(Kalkaska County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Stone House at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center, 419 South Coral Street
Contact Information: Mark Laskowski - (231) 258-3334

April, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
01 Engadine, MI
(Mackinac County)
7:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Garfield Township Hall, N6760 M-117
Contact Information: Mike Kasper - (906) 643-6731
02 Suttons Bay, MI
(Leelanau County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Leelanau County 911 Center, 8525 East Government Center Drive
Contact Information: Tom Skworonski - (231) 256-8775
13 Cheboygan, MI
(Cheboygan County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Cheboygan Area Public Library, 100 South Bailey Street. http://www.cceoem.net/training/
Contact Information: Megan Anderson - (855) 515-1624
15 Manistee, MI
(Manistee County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Manistee County EOC (located at Manistee County Sheriff's Office), 1525 East Parkdale Avenue
Contact Information: Ken Falk - (231) 723-9970
16 Harrisville, MI
(Alcona County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Alcona County EOC, 2600 East M-72
Contact Information: Buffy Carr - (989) 826-1191
21 Cadillac, MI
(Wexford County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Baker College Student Center, 9600 East 13th Street
Contact Information: Sarah Benson - (231) 775-7602
22 Bellaire, MI
(Antrim County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Forest Township Hall, 321 Bridge Street (1 block north of town)
Contact Information: Leslie Meyers - (231) 533-6569
28 Petoskey, MI
(Emmet County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Emmet County Fairgrounds, 1129 Charlevoix Avenue (U.S. 31 South) http://www.cceoem.net/training/
Contact Information: Megan Anderson - (855) 515-1624
29 Traverse City, MI
(Grand Traverse County)
6:30pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Grand Traverse Health Department Training Room, 2600 LaFranier Road
Contact Information: Gregg Bird - (231) 995-6059
30 Charlevoix, MI
(Charlevoix County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Charlevoix Public Library, 220 West Clinton Street http://www.cceoem.net/training/
Contact Information: Megan Anderson - (855) 515-1624

May, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
06 Brimley, MI
(Chippewa County)
12:00pm EDT **Spring 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
06 Kincheloe, MI
(Chippewa County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Chippewa County 911, 4657 W. Industrial Park Ddrive
Contact Information: Tim McKee - (906) 495-7488
18 Roscommon, MI
(Roscommon County)
6:00pm EDT **Spring Spotter Training** Gerrish Township Hall, 2997 E. Higgins Lake Drive
Contact Information: Chief Brian Hill - (989) 821-5207 ext 287
 


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