Severe Weather Spotter Training Schedule for 2015 

Most Training Classes will be scheduled January through March 2015.

Check back frequently for updates & changes. Please check the schedule the day of the training for any late changes or cancellations.

  • The classes listed below are open to the public and will be conducted in-person.  You are not required to be a spotter to attend the class. 
  • The presentation covers severe weather identification, reporting procedures and safety.
  • Classes are free, with a 10 to 15 minute break midway through the class.  Most classes are 1-2 hours.
  • If you can't attend the class(es) scheduled for your county, feel free to attend a class in a neighboring county or city.
  • All 2015 classes are basic spotter classes unless otherwise indicated in the schedule listing. 
  • In addition to the live classes, on-line self-study spotter training courses are available, which can be taken in lieu of the in-person training.  For more information about these official NWS spotter training courses, or the spotter program in general, visit our SkyWarn Spotter page at www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/?n=spotters.

The Milwaukee Area Skywarn Association (MASA) and the Midwest Severe Storm Tracking Response Center (Midwest SSTRC) will again be assisting the National Weather Service in providing Severe Weather Spotter Training.  Classes conducted by MASA are indicated with *.  Classes conducted by Midwest SSTRC are indicated with **.  Classes conducted by both the NWS and Midwest SSTRC indicated with +.

Completed Classes highlighted in Yellow 

March 2015 

Day

City

County

Time

Location

Tuesday, March 17 Portage Columbia 6 pm

Law Enforcement Center Community Room
711 E Cook St
Registration required with Columbia Co Emergency Management.  Call 608-742-4166 x1309 or email at Patrick.beghin@co.columbia.wi.us

Monday, March 23 Beaver Dam Dodge 630 pm

High School Auditorium
500 Gould St

Tuesday, March 24 TBA Sheboygan Eve TBA
Saturday, March 28* Oak Creek Milwaukee 5 pm Oak Creek Police Dept. Court Room
301 W Ryan Rd
Tuesday, March 31 Jefferson Jefferson 630 pm

Fair Park Activity Center
503 N Jackson Ave

April 2015

Day

City

County

Time

Location

Tuesday, April 7*

Greenfield

Milwaukee

630 pm

Greenfield Fire Dept.
4333 S 92nd St., just south of Cold Spring Rd
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Operators Only

Tuesday, April 7 Kenosha Kenosha 630 pm Kenosha Boys & Girls Club
1330 52nd St

Tuesday, April 7*

Waukesha

Waukesha

7 pm

Emergency Operations Center
1621 Woodburn Rd 
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Operators Only

Thursday, April 9* TBA Green Lake TBA TBA

Tuesday, April 21

TBA

Fond du Lac

TBA

TBA

Saturday, April 25*

New Berlin

Waukesha

5 pm

New Berlin City Hall Council Chambers
3805 S Casper Ave. (Enter via 163rd St & West National Ave.)
Advanced registration required at:
https://online.activecommunities.com/newberlin/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
Click on "Safety" sub category or enter Barcode 9300 on top left of page. 
Ages 10 and up welcome.  Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Tuesday, April 28 Kenosha Kenosha 630 pm

Kenosha Boys & Girls Club
1330 52nd St
Advanced Class

May 2015

Day City County Time Location
 Saturday, May 9+  Madison  Dane  TBA Madison College - Truax Campus, Mitby Theatre 
3550 Anderson Street
 


April  13-17, 2015 - Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Drill Day is Thursday April 16, 2015 from 1 to 2 PM.
 


Contact Marc Kavinsky, NWS Milwaukee-Sullivan, for more information on severe weather spotter training.  



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