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Dry today with snow off to the south of the state

It will remain dry across Southwest Lower Michigan, but snow will be found today across portions of Illinois and Indiana. We will see a partly cloudy sky with highs around 40 today. A stiff east wind will make it feel cooler than it is. 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 and 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.