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

Monday, March 16 Monroe Green 1 pm

Green County Justice Center
2841 6th Street

Monday, March 16** Monticello Green 630 pm Fire Department
412 N Main Street
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

Tuesday, March 17 Waukesha Waukesha 630 pm

Carroll University - Center for Graduate Studies
2140 Davidson Road

Thursday, March 19 Wauwatosa Milwaukee 3 pm Wauwatosa Fire Department - Training Room
1601 Underwood Ave
Thursday, March 19 Wauwatosa Milwaukee 6 pm Wauwatosa Fire Department - Training Room
1601 Underwood Ave
Monday, March 23 Beaver Dam Dodge 630 pm

High School Auditorium
500 Gould Street

Monday, March 23** Darlington Lafayette 630 pm Lafayette County Courthouse - County Board Room, 1st Floor
626 N Main Street
Tuesday, March 24 Plymouth Sheboygan 630 pm Plymouth High School Auditorium
125 Highland Avenue
Thursday, March 26* Sturtevant Racine 6 pm IMET Center
2320 Renaissance Boulevard (County H)
Registration required at
http://spotterseminar.eventbrite.com
Saturday, March 28* Oak Creek Milwaukee 5 pm Oak Creek Police Dept. Court Room
301 W Ryan Road
Monday, March 30** Baraboo Sauk 6 pm County EMBS West Square Building, Room B-24
505 Broadway Street
Tuesday, March 31 Jefferson Jefferson 630 pm

Fair Park Activity Center
503 N Jackson Avenue

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 Street

Tuesday, April 7*

Waukesha

Waukesha

7 pm

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

Thursday, April 9 Madison Dane 2 pm American Red Cross - Badger Chapter Office
4860 Sheboygan Avenue
Thursday, April 9 Madison Dane 6 pm U of W School of Nursing - Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Ave
http://map.wisc.edu/s/z0q43634
Monday, April 13 Slinger Washington 1 pm Slinger Fire Dept.
201 Oak Street
Monday, April 13** Janesville Rock 630 pm

Rock County Health Care Center Auditorium
3530 N City Highway F

Monday, April 13 Slinger Washington 7 pm Slinger Fire Dept.
201 Oak Street
Monday, April 20** Green Lake Green Lake 630 pm Green Lake County Government Center
571 County Road A
Just south of the intersection of Highways 23/49 and County Rd A

Tuesday, April 21

TBA

Fond du Lac

TBA

TBA

Wednesday, April 22** Dodgeville Iowa 630 pm Iowa County Health and Human Services Center
303 W Chapel Street

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.)
Ages 10 and up welcome.  Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Monday, April 27** Montello Marquette 630 pm Marquette County Sheriff's Office - Training Room
77 Park Street
Tuesday, April 28 Kenosha Kenosha 630 pm

Kenosha Boys & Girls Club
1330 52nd Street
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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