Severe weather spotter training opportunities ahead

SKYWARN classes offered in coming weeks across Minnesota, western Wisconsin

SKYWARN schedule
SKYWARN schedule
SKYWARN / Twin Cities National Weather Service office

It still looks a lot like winter in Minnesota. But springtime severe storms will be here soon enough.

Lightning streaks across the sky
Lightning streaks across the sky as severe storms roll through the Twin Cities metro area in May 2022.
Andrew Krueger | MPR News

If you’re a storm watcher there are some training opportunities ahead.

Skywarn training
Skywarn training.
SKYWARN / Twin Cities National Weather Service office

The SKYWARN program provides training for severe weather spotters. Storm spotters can provide critical ground truth to the National Weather Service during severe weather outbreaks. The radio network provides instant communication with local NWS offices during severe weather.

SKYWARN communications platforms
SKYWARN communications platforms.
Twin Cities National Weather Service office

Click on the links below to find a severe storm spotter training session this year:

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