Last Update/Change May 29, 2015

Notes: Unless indicated classes are free and open to the public with a in-person instructor, you do not have to be a spotter to attend. The classes cover severe weather identification, evaluation, reporting, and safety. Each class runs about 2 hours with a 10-15 minute break midway thru the class. If you can't attend a class in your county feel free to attend a class in a nearby county or city. Unless noted all programs are at the 'Basic' (beginner/refresher) training level. Come earlier for a good seat and parking. Some NWS offices accept on-line training in lieu of in-person training. Milwaukee Skywarn recommends doing the on-line course for the base line training and the in-person session for local and NWS contact information. Training dates are also listed on each NWS website.

2014 NWS Data: 1,904 training programs attended by 73,928 people. U-S total: 350,000-400,000 total trained storm spotters.
Training conducted by Milwaukee Area Skywarn Association, Midwest Storm Trackers, and the National Weather Service.

Advanced class
Saturday June 20 Waukesha New Berlin 1PM A 3 hour Advanced class, open to the public, no registration, but come early for sign-in.
New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.
Casper Drive is 1/2 mile west of Moorland Road (Hwy O) on National Avenue.
The New Berlin fire station is at the corner of National & Casper.
Sponsored by Milwaukee Skywarn and  New Berlin Emergency Management

NWS Green Bay

NWS La Crosse

Date Time County City Location / Attendance
March 5 6:30 p.m. Jackson Black River Falls, WI 30 people
March 16 6:30 p.m. Adams Adams, WI Adams County Community Center
Room 145b
569 N. Cedar Street
March 18 10:00 a.m. All NWS La Crosse
Service Areas
On-Line Webinar
Register by emailing
March 23 6:30 p.m. Grant Fennimore, WI Fire Station
March 30 6:30 p.m. Grant Platteville, WI Fire Station
April 8 1:30 p.m. All NWS La Crosse
Service Areas
On-Line Webinar
Register by emailing
April 14 6:30 p.m. Vernon Viroqua, WI Viroqua Area School
April 15 6:30 p.m. La Crosse La Crosse, WI Marycrest Auditorium
Mayo Clinic Health System
700 West Ave. S
April 20 6:30 p.m. Taylor Medford, WI Fire Station
NWS Minneapolis

March, 2015 - Upcoming
Day City, State Time Location
26 Turtle Lake, WI
(Barron County)
2:00pm CDT St Croix Casinos Annex (Sharon Fowler Classroom), 320 Industrial Ave.
Contact Information: Amanda Awonohopay: 800-846-8946 x3152
26 Barron, WI
(Barron County)
6:00pm CDT Government Center Auditorium, 335 E Monroe Ave.
Contact Information: Todd Volk: 715-537-6595
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 Milltown, WI
(Polk County)
6:00pm CDT Community Center, 301 2nd Ave SW.
Contact Information: Kathy Poirer: 715-485-9280
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

Saturday, May 2
 Skywarn Training - St Croix County, WI
WhenSat, May 2, 8am – 12pm
WhereAgriculture Service and Education Center, 1960 8th Avenue, Baldwin, WI 54002, United States (map)
DescriptionSkywarn Training Class in Baldwin, WI (St Croix County). Training will be held at the Agriculture Service and Education Center, located at 1960 8th Ave, suite 140. Pre-registration is required for this training session. Contact Kristen Sailer at 715-381-4911 or to register.

NWS Duluth


(Comet Training Module)

BASIC (Comet Training Module)

Spotter schedules are polled from National Weather Service lists and local submissions. This list is updated once or twice per week.
Last minute changes or updates may not always be immediately posted. Check with the sponsoring agency for more information.
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