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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, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
04 Le Center, MN
(Le Sueur County)
6:30pm CST Emergency Operations Center, 136 S Cordova Ave.
Contact Information: Ann Traxler: 507-380-0048
05 Long Prairie, MN
(Todd County)
6:00pm CST County Board Room, 215 1st Ave S. (park on hill, entrance on 2nd St S)
Contact Information: Mike Wisniewski: 320-533-4697
11 Gaylord, MN
(Sibley County)
7:00pm CDT Courthouse basement, 400 Court Ave.
Contact Information: Bryan Gorman: 507-237-4109
13 Hutchinson, MN
(McLeod County)
7:00pm CDT Training Room, Police Department. 10 Franklin St SW.
Contact Information: Greg Urban: 651-253-8719
17 Owatonna, MN
(Steele County)
7:00pm CDT Fire Department, 3rd Floor Training Room. 107 W Main St.
Contact Information: Fire Station: 507-774-7232
17 Glencoe, MN
(McLeod County)
7:00pm CDT Commissioner's Room, Courthouse Basement. 830 11th St E.
Contact Information: Kevin Mathews: 320-864-1339
19 Buffalo, MN
(Wright County)
2:30pm CDT Room 120, Government Center. 10 2nd St NW.
Contact Information: Steve Berg: 763-684-2364
19 Buffalo, MN
(Wright County)
6:30pm CDT Room 120, Government Center. 10 2nd St NW.
Contact Information: Steve Berg: 763-684-2364
19 Atwater, MN
(Kandiyohi County)
7:00pm CDT Community Center, 107 N 2nd St.
Contact Information: Kim Lindahl: 320-212-3724
20 Bertha, MN
(Todd County)
6:00pm CDT Community Center, 127 2nd Ave NW.
Contact Information: Mike Wisniewski: 320-533-4697
23 Dresser, WI
(Polk County)
7:00pm CDT Fire Station, 240 E State St (County Road F).
Contact Information: Kathy Poirer: 715-485-9280
23 Zumbrota, MN
(Goodhue County)
7:00pm CDT Fire Station, 1500 Jefferson Drive.
Contact Information: Diane Richter-Biwer: 651-267-2639
25 Sauk Rapids, MN
(Benton County)
7:00pm CDT Performing Arts Center, Sauk Rapids Rice High School. 1833 Osauka Road NE. (Use door #6 on west end)
Contact Information: Charlie Reichensperger: 320-251-7844
26 Barron, WI
(Barron County)
6:00pm CDT Government Center Auditorium, 335 E Monroe Ave.
Contact Information: Todd Volk: 715-537-6595
30 Waseca, MN
(Waseca County)
1:30pm CDT Courthouse East Annex, 300 N State St.
Contact Information: Nancy Lageson: 507-835-0694
30 Waseca, MN
(Waseca County)
6:30pm CDT Courthouse East Annex, 300 N State St.
Contact Information: Nancy Lageson: 507-835-0694
31 Ladysmith, WI
(Rusk County)
3:00pm CDT Location TBA
Contact Information: Tom Hall: 715-532-2121
31 Ladysmith, WI
(Rusk County)
5:30pm CDT Location TBA
Contact Information: Tom Hall: 715-532-2121

April, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
07 Menomonie, WI
(Dunn County)
7:00pm CDT Judicial Center, 615 Stokke Parkway.
Contact Information: Bruce Brantner: 715-231-2981
09 North Mankato, MN
(Nicollet-Blue Earth County)
6:00pm CDT South Central Technical College, Conference Rooms A&B. 1920 Lee Blvd
Contact Information: Brenda Olmscheid: 507-304-4806
09 Milltown, WI
(Polk County)
6:00pm CDT Community Center, 301 2nd Ave SW.
Contact Information: Kathy Poirer: 715-485-9280
13 Cambridge, MN
(Isanti County)
6:30pm CDT Intermediate School Lecture Hall, 428 2nd Ave NW.
Contact Information: Kim Flanaghan: 763-689-8309
14 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
15 Benson, MN
(Swift County)
6:30pm CDT Law Enforcement Center, basement meeting room. 301 14th St N.
Contact Information: Bill McGeary: 320-314-2153
20 Albert Lea, MN
(Freeborn County)
7:00pm CDT Riverland College, 2200 Riverland Dr.
Contact Information: Rich Hall: 507-377-5221



February, 2015 - Completed
Day City, State Time Location
26 Foreston, MN
(Mille Lacs County)
6:30pm CST Foreston Fire Dept., 163 1st Ave.
Contact Information: John McCreight: forestonfireandrescue@yahoo.com


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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