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Stormy weather pattern for the Western U.S. this week

A series of Pacific weather systems will bring several rounds of precipitation and wind to the western U.S. this week. Several inches of rain could fall in portions of WA, OR and CA, especially in the coastal ranges and foothills. Snow is forecast in the higher mountains. In addition, winds will be strong, especially in mountainous areas, which could pose a hazard to high-profile vehicles. Read More >


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

Winter/Spring 2017 

Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes for the Winter/Spring of 2017 are being scheduled. The classes will be held January - April.  

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
2/18/2017 9:00 am

St. Charles County, 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
2/21/2017 6:30 pm St. Louis County, MO, Kirkwood, MO
St.Louis Community College at Meramec
Campus Theater
11333 Big Bend Blvd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Joe Schneider: 314-984-7419
2/28/2017 6:30 pm Marion County, MO, Hannibal, MO
Marion County EMA: John Hark
3/4/2017 3/4/2017 Madison County, MO, Godfrey, IL
Lewis and Clark College
Trimpe: Room TR 141
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
John Nell: 618-791-0016
3/8/2017 6:30 pm St. Louis, MO
Missouri Botanical Garden
Shoenberg Theater
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110
Details on registration coming soon. Limited walk-ins will also be available.
3/14/2017 6:30 pm St. Charles County, MO, O'Fallon, MO
Fort Zumwalt North High School
1230 Tom Ginnever Ave
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Therese Hinchsliff: 636-272-4447
St. Charles County EMA:636-949-3023
 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.