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  Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety Class Schedule

Fall 2016 - Spotter Training 

Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes for the Fall of 2016 are being scheduled. The classes will be held September - November.  

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
9/22/16 6:30 pm Audrain County, MO, Mexico, MO
Audrain County Courthouse Community Room
101 N Jefferson St
Mexico, MO 65265
Audrain County EMA: 573-473-5892
10/1/16 9:00 am St. Louis County, MO, Sunset Hills, MO
Sunset Hills Community Center
3915 S Lindbergh Blvd
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Herb Pyne: 314-849-3400
 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.