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Drier and Mild Thursday; Severe Storms Possible Friday

Clouds and drizzle will linger early tonight, before some clearing takes place toward daybreak. Most of Thursday will be dry and warmer with highs well into the 70s. A chance of showers will be possible Thu night/Fri morning, and again Fri afternoon/evening. Temperatures are expected to warm well into the 80s on Friday. 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. Registration is required for Kent & Ottawa County due to limited space (visit the registration page linked below). If you are unable to attend your county's training, you may attend any other location at your convenience. Additional training locations may be added to this list soon.

If you would like additional spotter training, you can take this online MetEd course through the COMET Program.





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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6pm - 8pm 

Dow Science Building - Room 102

Central Michigan University

Isabella County and Central Michigan University


March 11, 2017

10am - 12pm

Luella Collins Community Center

419 126th Street

Shelbyville, MI 49344

Barry County and Allegan County


March 11, 2017

2pm - 4pm

Bangor High School

801 W Arlington St

Bangor, MI 49013

Van Buren County


March 16, 2017



*Registration Required*


Grandville High School

4700 Canal Ave SW

Grandville, MI 49418

Kent County and Ottawa County


March 18, 2017

10am - 12pm

Lakeview Middle School

300 South 28th Street

Battle Creek, MI

Calhoun County and the City of Battle Creek


March 18, 2017

2pm - 4pm

Portage City Hall

7900 S Westnedge Ave

Portage, MI 49002

Kalamazoo County


March 22, 2017

6pm - 8pm

To be determined

Newaygo County


March 25, 2017

10am - 12pm

Clare County Transportation Cabinet

1473 Transportation Drive

Harrison, MI 48625

Clare County


March 25, 2017

2pm - 4pm

Alma College

Swanson Academic Center

614 W Superior Street

Alma, M

Gratiot County


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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