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Skywarn Class Schedule

*For Skywarn training in the Twin Cities Metro Area, the Metro Skywarn group also conducts Skywarn Training classes, taught by Metro Skywarn instructors. They are offering over 20 classes in the Twin Cities metro area this spring, and a schedule of those classes can be found by clicking here.


Skywarn training classes on this schedule are all free, and last around 2 1/2 hours.  Pre-registration for these classes is required only if specifically stated on this schedule. Additional classes will be added to the list if local officials request a class in their area. For more information on the Skywarn program, click here.




March, 2014 - Completed
Day City, State Time Location
06 Waite Park, MN
(Stearns County)
1:00pm CST City Hall, Emergency Operations Center. 19 13th Ave N. Pre-registration required
Contact Information: Darlene Brunsberg: 320-259-3940
06 Waite Park, MN
(Stearns County)
6:00pm CST City Hall, Emergency Operations Center. 19 13th Ave N. Pre-registration required
Contact Information: Darlene Brunsberg: 320-259-3940
08 Albany, MN
(Stearns County)
9:00am CST City Hall, 400 Railroad Ave. Pre-registration required
Contact Information: Darlene Brunsberg: 320-259-3940
11 Balsam Lake, WI
(Polk County)
2:00pm CDT Justice Center, Community Room. 1005 W Main St.
Contact Information: Kathy Poirer: 715-485-9280
11 St Croix Falls, WI
(Polk County)
6:30pm CDT Fire Hall, 908 Pine St (in the Industrial Park).
Contact Information: Kathy Poirer: 715-485-9280
11 Owatonna, MN
(Steele County)
7:00pm CDT Fire Department, 107 W Main St. pre-registration is encouraged
Contact Information: Fire Station: 507-774-7232
12 Gaylord, MN
(Sibley County)
7:00pm CDT Courthouse Basement, 400 Court Ave.
Contact Information: Bryan Gorman: 507-237-4109
13 Le Center, MN
(Le Sueur County)
6:30pm CDT Emergency Operations Center, 136 S Cordova Ave.
Contact Information: Ann Traxler: 507-380-0048
19 Elmwood, WI
(Pierce County)
6:30pm CDT Fire and Ambulance Hall, 223 N Woodworth
Contact Information: Pam Rietz: pam38180@yahoo.com
22 Marine on St Croix, MN
(Washington County)
10:00am CDT William O'Brien State Park, 16821 O'Brien Trail N.
Contact Information: Diane Hedin: 651-433-0500 x227
26 Sauk Rapids, MN
(Benton County)
7:00pm CDT Sauk Rapids Rice High School, Performing Arts Center (use door #6 on west end). 1833 Osauka Rd NE.
Contact Information: Charlie Reichensperger: 320-251-7844
27 Buffalo, MN
(Wright County)
2:30pm CDT Room 120, Wright County Government Center. 10 2nd St NW.
Contact Information: Steve Berg: 763-684-2364
27 Buffalo, MN
(Wright County)
6:30pm CDT Room 120, Wright County Government Center. 10 2nd St NW.
Contact Information: Steve Berg: 763-684-2364
31 Waseca, MN
(Waseca County)
1:30pm CDT Courthouse East Annex, 300 N State St.
Contact Information: Dennis Dineen: 507-835-0690
31 Waseca, MN
(Waseca County)
6:30pm CDT Courthouse East Annex, 300 N State St.
Contact Information: Dennis Dineen: 507-835-0690

April, 2014 - Completed
Day City, State Time Location
01 Montevideo, MN
(Chippewa County)
6:30pm CDT Lower Level, Chippewa County Courthouse. 629 N 11th St.
Contact Information: Tim Bergeland: 320-269-2121
02 Morristown, MN
(Rice County)
6:30pm CDT Community Center, 402 Division St S.
Contact Information: Bruce Morris: 507-330-3866
08 North Mankato, MN
(Nicollet/Blue Earth County)
6:00pm CDT South Central Tech College, Conference Rooms A and B. 1920 Lee Blvd.
Contact Information: Brenda.Olmscheid: 507-304-4806
10 St James, MN
(Watonwan County)
7:00pm CDT Community Room, Human Services Building. 715 Second Ave S.
Contact Information: Julie Peterson: 507-375-5841
14 Hudson, WI
(St Croix County)
6:00pm CDT St Croix County Government Center, Emergency Operations Center, Lower Level. 1101 Carmichael Road. Pre-registration requested
Contact Information: Kristen Sailer: 715-381-4911
14 Granite Falls, MN
(Yellow Medicine County)
7:00pm CDT Prairie's Edge Casino Resort, 5616 Prairie's Edge Lane
Contact Information: Tim Yerigan: 320-564-3134
14 Evansville, MN
(Douglas County)
7:00pm CDT Gym Lobby (west end of building), Brandon-Evansville Middle School. 123 2nd Ave.
Contact Information: Christopher Johnson: 320-808-1607
15 Willmar, MN
(Kandiyohi County)
6:30pm CDT Rescue Squad Building, 213 NE Lakeland Dr.
Contact Information: Kim Lindahl: 320-214-6700 x3802
22 Hudson, WI
(St Croix County)
6:00pm CDT St Croix County Government Center, County Board Room, Main Level. 1101 Carmichael Road. Pre-registration requested
Contact Information: Kristen Sailer: 715-381-4911
22 Eau Claire, WI
(Eau Claire County)
7:00pm CDT Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 EastRidge
Contact Information: Ron Larson: 715-835-6545 or 715-828-6559
26 Hudson, WI
(St Croix County)
8:00am CDT St Croix County Government Center, County Board Room, Main Level. 1101 Carmichael Road. Pre-registration requested
Contact Information: Kristen Sailer: 715-381-4911

May, 2014 - Completed
Day City, State Time Location
01 Danube, MN
(Renville County)
7:00pm CDT Community Center, 407 2nd St.
Contact Information: Mike Hennen: 320-523-3838
03 Baldwin, WI
(St Croix County)
8:00am CDT Agriculture Service and Education Center, Training Room, Main Level. 1960 Eighth Ave. Pre-registration requested
Contact Information: Kristen Sailer: 715-381-4911
05 Delavan, MN
(Faribault County)
7:00pm CDT High School, 300 E 2nd St.
Contact Information: Lisa Frommie: 507-526-5148 x2002
06 Cambridge, MN
(Isanti County)
6:00pm CDT Lecture Hall, Cambridge Intermediate School. 428 2nd Ave NW.
Pre-registration requested
Contact Information: Mari Bostrom: 763-689-8306
07 Ogilvie, MN
(Kanabec County)
6:00pm CDT High School Auditorium, 333 School Drive
Contact Information: Kate Mestnik: 320-679-6317
10 Minneapolis, MN
(Hennepin County)
8:00am CDT American Red Cross, 1201 W. River Parkway. Metro Skywarn HAM radio material will not be presented
Pre-registration is requested
Contact Information: Jason Winget: 715-441-2316
There are currently no outreach events scheduled.


After attending a Skywarn Spotter Training session, consider enrolling with the new experimental NWS eSpotter program. This program allows you to make near real time reports of severe weather to the NWS in the Twin Cities.

However for critical, time-sensitive, life-saving information, please relay your reports through your regular communication method first. Most of the time this would entail using telephone or digital communications to local law enforcement, 911 or calling the NWS private 800 number. Ham Radio operators would use the appropriate Amateur Radio Services band.

The eSpotter system is available for transmission of non-critical, non-time-sensitive information that does not pose an imminent danger to life and property. You may follow up reports submitted by telephone or Amateur Radio by sending the information through eSpotter, with a note in your narrative highlighting that the information was relayed through an alternate method.


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