Severe Weather Spotter Training Schedule for 2014 - Updated April 23

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.
  • 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 2014 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 +.

March 2014 Completed Classes 

Day

City

County

Time

Location

4* Waukesha Waukesha 7 pm

Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies 
2140 Davidson Road, Lower Level, Room LL14

10** Monroe Green 1 pm Monroe Fire Dept
601 West 17th Street
10** Monroe Green 6 pm Monroe Fire Dept
601 West 17th Street
Advanced Program
12* Jefferson  Jefferson  630 pm 

Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center
503 North Jackson Avenue
Pre-register with Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management at 920-674-7450

22* Oak Creek  Milwaukee  5 pm  Oak Creek Police Dept. Court Room
301 W Ryan Rd
No pre-registration required.
24** Janesville Rock  2 pm  Rock County Health Care Center Auditorium
3530 North County Highway F 
Pre-register with Rock County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management at 608-758-8440 or by email at klipstei@co.rock.wi.us
24** Janesville Rock 6 pm

Rock County Health Care Center Auditorium
3530 North County Highway F
 
Advanced Program
Pre-register with Rock County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management at 608-758-8440 or by email at klipstei@co.rock.wi.us

25 Portage Columbia 6 pm Law Enforcement Center
711 East Cook Street
Pre-register with Columbia County Office of Emergency Management at 608-742-4166 x1309
29* Oak Creek Milwaukee 9 am

MATC South Campus - Main Lecture Hall
6665 S Howell Ave
Enter campus from Howell Ave., note signs, follow drive to visitor parking lot B, Use main entrance - Door 13
Guest Speakers include:
Mark Baden & Chris Gloninger - On-camera meteorologists WISN-TV
Scott Weberpal - Storm Chaser
Barry Mitchell - Milwaukee County Emergency Management
Justin Heim - Eagle Wisconsin Fire Chief
Rusty Kapela - Retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist
No pre-registration required.

31** Dodgeville Iowa  2 pm  Iowa County Courthouse, Upper Level Conference Room
222 N Iowa St
No pre-registration required.
31** Dodgeville Iowa 6 pm Iowa County Courthouse, Upper Level Conference Room
222 N Iowa St
Advanced Program
No pre-registration required.
31 Beaver Dam Dodge 630 pm

Beaver Dam High School Auditorium
500 Gould Street
No pre-registration required.

31* Sheboygan Falls Sheboygan 6 pm Sheboygan County Airport Aviation Heritage Center
W6191 Resource Drive
No pre-registration required.

April 2014

Day

City

County

Time

Location

1* Greenfield Milwaukee 630 pm Greenfield Fire Station
92nd & Cold Spring Rd
Amateur radio and ARES members only
1* Waukesha Waukesha 7 pm Waukesha County Emergency Operating Center
1621 Woodburn Rd
Amateur radio and ARES members only
2* Sturtevant Racine 6 pm

IMet Center (formerly CATI)
2320 Renaissance Blvd (County Trunk H)
Pre-registration required:
www.racinetornado.eventbrite.com

7** Montello Marquette 2 pm Marquette County Sheriff's Office Training Room
67 Park Street
No pre-registration required.
7** Montello Marquette 6 pm Marquette County Sheriff's Office Training Room
67 Park Street
Advanced Program
No pre-registration required.
8* Kenosha  Kenosha  630 pm  Kenosha County Center
Intersection of Highways 45 & 50
Pre-registration required: Kenosha County Emergency Management Office at 262-605-7900
14* Kenosha Kenosha 630 pm Kenosha County Center
Intersection of Highways 45 & 50
Advanced Program
Pre-registration required: Kenosha County Emergency Management Office at 262-605-7900
14** Darlington Lafayette TBA

Lafayette County Courthouse County Board Room, First Level
627 Main Street
No pre-registration required.

16* Lake Geneva Walworth 630 pm Lake Geneva City Hall
626 Geneva Street
No pre-registration required.
17* Richfield Washington 1 pm Richfield Fire Department 
2008 Highway 175
No pre-registration required.
17* Richfield Washington 7 pm Richfield Fire Department
2008 Highway 175
No pre-registration required.
21* Delavan Walworth 630 pm Delavan Fire Department
811 Ann Street
Pre-registration required.  Call 262-741-7700.  Leave message.
22+  Madison Dane  2 pm  Alliant Energy Center, Mendota Rooms 3 & 4
1919 Alliant Energy Way
No pre-registration required.
22+  Madison Dane  630 pm  Alliant Energy Center , Mendota Rooms 3 & 4
1919 Alliant Energy Way
No pre-registration required.
23* Fond du Lac Fond du Lac 630 pm Marian University, Stayer Center
45 S National Ave.
No pre-registration required.
28** Baraboo Sauk 6 pm

Sauk County EMBS West Square Building, 
Room B24 & B30, lower level
505 Broadway St
No pre-registration required.

 


April  21-25, 2014 - Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week
Drill Day is Thursday April 24, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM.
 


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



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