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Love measuring rain or snow? Curious about thunderstorms? Here are two ways you can help the NWS!

The National Weather Service relies on precipitation and severe weather reports from you! If you are interested in doing some citizen science, here are ways you can help. Read More >

2017 NWS Grand Rapids Weather Spotter Training Schedule

Learn about hazardous weather and how to report it to the National Weather Service!

Spotter training starts promptly at the time listed below. Classes are free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend your county's training, you may attend any other location at your convenience.

If you would like additional spotter training, you can take this online MetEd course through the COMET Program. You can also learn more about meteorology and our atmosphere at JetStream - An Online School for Weather.





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April 15, 2017

10am - 12pm

Oceana County Medical Care Facility

Upstairs Conf Room

701 E. Main St

Hart, MI. 49420

Oceana County and Mason County


April 15, 2017

2pm - 4pm

Muskegon Community College

Stevenson Center

221 South Quarterline Road

Muskegon, MI 49442

Muskegon County

Saturday, April 22, 2017

10am - 12pm

Holt Christian Church

2424 Washington Road

Lansing, Michigan 48911

Ingham County

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2pm - 4pm

Jackson County Jail

1995 Chanter Road

Jackson, MI

Jackson County


April 29, 2017

10am - 12pm

Ferris State University

University Center - Room 217

805 Campus Drive

Big Rapids, MI 49307


The University Center –  room 217.


Parking is available in Lot 1 or possibly Lot 24.


Campus map:

Mecosta County

Ferris State University



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