Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.
** Important: Please note that a class will NOT be held in every county every year. You may attend a class in any location, regardless of where you live. **
If you cannot make one of the Skywarn classes this year, there are a couple of alternatives for Skywarn Training. An online Skywarn training is available through the NOAA MetEd web site. Currently there are two courses, each taking about one hour to complete...The Role of the Skywarn Spotter and Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics.
There will also be a webinar Skywarn Training classes conducted by the NWS Detroit/Pontiac office. The webinar will be scheduled in May or Early June. Look for the webinar details in the Top News section of our web page about 2 to 3 week prior to the webinar.
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Skywarn spotter training class!
Visit our preparedness page for additional information.