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Spotter Training


March 2014      

County, City, State

Time Location
Monday March 3rd Ottawa 6:30 pm Harris-Elmore Volunteer Fire Department
321 Rice St Elmore, OH 43416
Elmore, OH
Tuesday March 4th Trumbull 6:30 pm Kent State Branch - Technology Building Room 117 - 4314 Mahoning Ave. Warren, OH 44483
Warren, OH
Wednesday March 5th Wayne 6:00 pm The University of Akron Wayne College.
Student Life Building.
JM Smucker Co. Multipurpose Room
1901 Smucker Rd. Orrville, Ohio 44667
Orrville, OH
Thursday March 6th Seneca 6:30 pm Sentinel Vocational Center - 793 East Township Road 201 Tiffin, OH 44883-9700
Tiffin, OH
Monday March 10th Medina 6:30 pm Medina County Career Center 1101 W Liberty St, Medina, OH 44256
Medina, OH
Tuesday March 11th Stark 6:00 pm Stark State College, Student Center
6200 Frank Ave Nw North Canton, OH 44720
North Canton, OH
Wednesday March 12th Ashland 6:00 pm  ***CANCELED WINTER STORM*** 
Ashland, OH
Thursday March 13th Summit 6:00 pm American Red Cross- 501 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303
Akron, OH
Monday March 17th Crawford, PA 6:30 pm St. Brigids -383 Arch St
Meadville, PA 16335
Meadville, PA
Tuesday March 18th Richland 6:30 pm Gayle Rife Auditorium at Medcentral Hospital Park        335 Glessner Ave. Mansfield,Ohio
Mansfield, OH
Wednesday March 19th Mahoning 6:00 pm Austintown Fitch High School -Auditorium - 4560 Falcon Drive, Austintown, OH 44515
Austintown, OH
Thursday March 20th Erie OH 6:00 pm Castaway Bay  2001 Cleveland Road
Sandusky , Ohio 44870
Sandusky, OH
Saturday March 22nd Cuyahoga 10 am Watershed Stewardship Center, Cleveland Metro Parks West Creek  2277 W Ridgewood Dr, Parma, OH 44134
Monday March 24th Lorain 6:30pm Gates Medical Center - 125 East Broad Street Elyria, Ohio 44035
Elyria, OH
Tuesday March 25th Sandusky 6:30 pm Job and Family Services -2511 Countryside Drive Fremont, OH 43420-9987
Fremont, OH
Wednesday March 26th Wood 6:00 pm

Elmwood Community Center Auditorium                     7650 Jerry City Road, Bloomdale, OH  44817

Bloomdale, OH
Thursday March 27th Marion 6:00 pm Tri Rivers JVS - 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road Marion, OH 43302
Marion, OH
Saturday March 29th Lucas 10:00 am St. Lukes Hospital - 5901 Monclova Rd Maumee, OH 43537
Maumee, OH
Monday March 31st Knox 6:30 pm Knox County Memorial Building and Theatre 112 East High Street  Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Mt. Vernon, OH


April 2014      
Day County, City, State Time Location
Tuesday April 1st Erie, PA 6:30 pm Hamot Hospital - Auditorium -201 State St. Erie, PA 16550
Erie, PA
Wednesday April 2nd Portage 6:00 pm Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State
Route 88, Ravenna
Ravenna, OH
Thursday April 3rd Lake 6:30 pm Lakeland Community College - T-129- 7700 Clocktower Drive Kirtland, OH 44094-5198
Kirtland, OH
Monday April 7th Hancock 6:30 pm Whirpool Corp. - 4901 N Main St Findlay, OH 45840
Findlay, OH
Tuesday April 8th Huron 6:30 pm Norwalk High School -350 Shady Lane Drive
Norwalk OH, 44857
Norwalk, OH
Wednesday April 9th Geauga 6:30 pm Bainbridge Township Town Hall
17826 Chillicothe Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023
Bainbridge, OH
Monday April 14th Wyandot 6:00 pm Upper Sandusky Fire Department
Upper Sandusky
Tuesday April 15th Morrow 6:00 pm

Morrow County EMA140 South Main StreetMount Gilead Ohio  43338

Mt. Gilead

Being a storm spotter not only means dedication, but also training. Each spring the Cleveland office of the National Weather Service trains members of police & fire departments, emergency management officials and amateur radio operators on spotting techniques. Typically the training is coordinated by a local group (such as an emergency management agency), and a NWS meteorologist serves as the guest instructor. The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but to have some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances.

SKYWARN Training is FREE and open to the public. Please attend any of the training sessions listed above. You will be trained and enrolled in the program. You do not need to pre-register.

For additional information contact:

Gary Garnet

(Warning Coordination Meteorologist)

National Weather Service

5301 West Hangar Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
216-265-2382 EXT 223