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Heavy Rain and Strong-to-Severe Thunderstorms from the Central Miss. Valley to the Mid-Atlantic

A slow-moving weather system in the eastern U.S. will focus showers and thunderstorms from the mid-Mississippi River Valley to the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday. Abundant moisture will allow occasionally heavy rainfall. Flash Flood Watches are in effect in these areas. Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and large hail will also be possible in this same area. Read More >


National Weather Service St. Louis 
  Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2016 - Spotter Training Done for This Season

Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes for the Winter/Spring 2016 are completed. The classes took place from January - April.  There will be a few classes this fall so check back often for updates. 

To become listed in the NWS St. Louis storm spotter database, you MUST attend a class taught by NWS personnel. The classes are open to everyone, however you must be at least high school age to sign up to be a volunteer storm spotter. You will be given instructions at the class on how to sign up.

Classes are open to everyone! You can attend any class that is convenient for you.
Registration is not required unless specifically noted. 

Date Time Location Contact
1/5/2016 6:30 pm

St. Charles County, MO, St. Peters, MO
Fort Zumwalt South High School Auditorium
8050 Mexico Road,
St. Peters, MO, 63376

Therese Hinchsliffe: 636-978-1212
St. Charles County EMA: 636-949-3023
1/26/2016 6:30 pm Franklin County, MO, Washington, MO
Washington Public Library
410 Lafayette Street
Washington, MO 63090
Register by calling the library:
Kim Brumgard: 636-390-1070
Limited walk-ins will be accepted.
2/2/2016 6:30 pm

Jefferson County, MO, Herculaneum, MO
Herculaneum High School Theater
9 Blackcat Drive
Herculaneum MO, 63048

Bill Haggard: Chief Herculaneum Fire Dept: 636-475-3080. 636-475-5476
2/9/2016 6:30 pm

St. Louis County, MO, Maryland Heights, MO
Maryland Heights Center
2344 McKelvey Road,
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Steve Wooten: Emergency Coordinator for St. Louis Metro ARES: 314-623-8649
2/16/2016 6:30 pm Lewis County, MO, Canton, MO
Culver Stockton College
Performing Arts Auditorium
1 College Hill
Canton, MO 63435

Culver Stockton College:
Bob Sadler: Call or text: 573-406-2070

2/20/2016 9:00  am St. Charles County, MO, St. Peters, MO
St. Peters Justice Center
1020 Grand Teton
St. Peters, MO 63676
St. Peters EMA: Tim Hickey: 636-477-6600, Ext. 3559
2/23/2016 Two Classes
1:00 pm 
6:30 pm
Callaway County, MO,  Fulton, MO
Callaway Electric Cooperative
1313 Cooperative Drive
Fulton, MO 65251
Callaway County EMA: 573-592-2482, 
3/1/2016 6:30 pm Warren County, MO, Warrenton, MO
Warren County Emergency Operations Center
101 Mockingbird Lane
Warrenton, MO 63383

Warren County EMA: Mike Daniels:

3/2/2016 6:30 pm

Brown County, IL, Mount Sterling, IL
Brown County High School Auditorium
500 East Main
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Brown County EMAL Curt Hannig:

3/3/2016 6:30 pm St. Louis County, MO, Kirkwood, MO
Meramec Community College
Campus Theater
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Joe Schneider: 314-984-7419
3/5/2016 8:30 am Madison County, IL, Godfrey, IL
Lewis and Clark College
Trimpe: Room TR 141
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
John Nell: 618-791-0016, 
Madison County EMA: 618-692-0537
3/8/2016 6:30 pm

St. Louis, MO
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110

Registration is recommended.
Limited walk-ups will be allowed. Register here:

Or call: 314-577-5100

3/9/2016 6:30 pm St. Clair County, IL, Belleville, IL
Lindenwood University Auditorium
2600 West Main St.
Belleville, IL 62226
St. Clair County EMA: 618-825-2682

6:30 pm

Montgomery County, IL, Hillsboro, IL
Moose Lodge
411 S Main St
Hillsboro, IL 62049

Meal at 6:00 pm. Class starts at 6:30 pm

Montgomery County EMA: Diana Holmes:

3/14/2016 6:00 pm Adams County, IL, Quincy, IL
John Wood Community College
1301 S 48th St
Quincy, IL 62305
Adams County EMA: John Simon:
3/28/2016 6:30 pm St. Louis County, MO, Florissant, MO
James J Eagan Civic Center
Arts and Craft Room
1 James J Eagan Drive
Florissant, MO 63303
Robert Smith: 314-497-0028
3/31/2016 6:30 pm Cole County, MO, Jefferson City, MO
Capital West Event Center
1315 Fairgrounds Road
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Cole County EMA: Bill Farr:
(573) 634-9146
4/11/2016 6:30 pm

Bond County, IL, Greenville, IL
Greenville College, Snyder Hall
311 North Spruce Street
Greenville, IL 62246

Bond Counthy EMA: Allan Davis:
(618) 664-1911

4/25/2016 6:30 pm

Montgomery County, MO
Amublance Building
603 Stoddard Memorial Drive
This is a new road that does not show up on many map programs. It is about 8/10s of a mile, on the left side of Highway 19 as you go north from I-70.

Montgomery County EMA: Bob Bishop:
4/26/2016 6:30 pm Randolph County, IL, Evansville, IL
KC Hall
303 Broad Street
Evansville, IL 62242
Tammy Huelsmann: 618-939-3488, ext 1406
 TBA= To Be Announced
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Spotter classes are open to all ages.
 However, only high school age on up can sign up to be a volunteer storm spotter.


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 How to schedule your spotter training class:

Spotter classes are scheduled January - April, and September - November.

Contact:  Jim Kramper -  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Spotter training classes are usually scheduled every other year for each county, but exceptions can be made. There is no charge for the class, but you must furnish the location and participants. Given the increased demand, attendance of at least 30 people is recommended to schedule a class. The class usually lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours, and typically starts at 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. The class is divided into two parts with a break in between. Having refreshments at the break are encouraged, but not mandatory. It is recommended that you post a story in local newspapers and on local radio stations to get the word out to as many people as possible to increase attendance.

The Spotter Training Class has been POST certified in Missouri! Law enforcement personnel will receive 2 hours continuing education credit for attending the class.