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Heavy precipitation for parts of the Pacific Northwest

Moisture will continue to stream into the Pacific Northwest for the next several days. Heavy rain will continue along the coast, while heavy snow will impact the highest elevations of the Cascades. In the northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes, more arctic air will bring periods of snow, blustery winds and cold wind chills. Light snow is also possible in New England and the Ohio Valley. Read More >


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

Winter/Spring 2018  

The Winter/Spring Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes are being scheduled. The classes are free and open to everyone. To be a spotter, we prefer that you are at least in high school. Registration for the classes is not necessary, unless that is specifically stated in the schedule. 

Important changes! Read the following. 

NWS St. Louis has discontinued continuously adding spotters to our spotter database. This will be done on a voluntary basis, and mainly in rural areas were there are fewer spotters. You DO NOT have to be in the database to be a storm spotter. By attending a class, you are a storm spotter and we encourage you to make a report when you see or know of something that meets the criteria. All of this will be explained at the class. .


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
2/3/2018 9:00 am St. Charles, MO, St. Peters, MO
St. Peters Justice Center
1020 Grand Teton
St. Peters, MO 63376
St. Peters EMA: Tim Hickey
636-477-6600 ext 3559
2/21/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis County, Florissant, MO
1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033
Florissant EMA: Robert Smith
2/27/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis County, Kirkwood, MO
St. Louis Community College at Meramec
11333 Big Bend Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122
Joe Schneider: 314-984-7419
3/3/2018 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
3/7/2018 6:30 pm Brown County, IL, Mount Sterling, IL
Location announced soon
Brown County EMA:Curt Hannig
(217) 473-5413
3/12/18/ 6:00 pm Adams County, IL, Quincy, IL
John Wood Community College
1301 South 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Adams County EMA: 217-277-2005
3/212018 6:30 pm St. Louis, MO
Missouri Botanical Garden
Shoenberg Theater
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110

Register information coming soon.

Walk-ins will also be accepted.


 TBA= To Be Announced
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 What is Severe Storm Spotter Training? Click Here

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.