National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Severe Storms Possible This Evening, Threat for Flooding This Evening and Overnight

Partly sunny skies will give way to showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. These storms may become severe, and could produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, and even a few tornadoes through the evening. Storms will also contain heavy rain, both during the evening and overnight. Read More >

We appreciate your interest in becoming a trained weather spotter.  Coordination of weather spotters and community volunteer groups is performed by individual counties.  We suggest that you contact your county emergency management office for more information on how to become involved with any volunteer groups in your area.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Grand Rapids is responsible for the Skywarn program in the following Michigan counties:

  • Allegan
  • Barry
  • Calhoun
  • Clare
  • Clinton
  • Eaton
  • Gratiot
  • Ingham
  • Ionia
  • Isabella
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kent
  • Lake
  • Mason
  • Mecosta
  • Montcalm
  • Muskegon
  • Newaygo
  • Oceana
  • Osceola
  • Ottawa
  • Van Buren

Weather Spotter Training Information

Our in-person spotter training classes are conducted around lower Michigan from late February through April each yer.  Please keep an eye on the following web pages https://www.weather.gov/grandrapids and https://www.weather.gov/grr/spottertraining after the first of the year for the course schedule.  In the meantime, the link below will take you to a free online course that will introduce you to the basics of weather spotting.