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Mostly Sunny Leap Day, Mild Start to March

Mostly sunny skies can be expected for our Leap Day with high temperatures reaching into the upper 20s to lower 30s. Meteorological spring then officially starts on Sunday, and it will feel like spring too! Above average temperatures will kick off the month of March with highs in the mid to upper 40s through much of the week. 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.