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Showers and Storms Overnight, Cooler Tuesday

After record to near record warmth Monday, cooler air is on the way for Tuesday. In between, some rain with occasional lightning and thunder will roll through the area late tonight. Read More >

NWS Grand Rapids Weather Spotter Training Schedule


Here are the upcoming spotter training sessions for Spring 2024. Check back often as more sessions may be added in the near future. Spotter training is recommended for ages 14 and older.


Session Date Session Time Location Registration
Saturday, March 9 10 am EST Luella Collins Community Center
419 126th Ave, Shelbyville, MI 49344
Click Here To Register
Saturday, March 9 2 pm EST Mattawan High School
56720 Murray St, Mattawan, MI 49071
No Registration Needed
Saturday, March 16 10 am EDT Lansing Community College West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Dr, Lansing, MI 48917
Click Here to Register
Saturday, March 16 2pm EDT Jackson County Health Department Room #005
1715 Lansing Ave. Jackson, MI 49202
No Registration Needed
Thursday, March 28 630 pm EDT Hudsonville High School
5155 32nd Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Click Here to Register
Saturday, April 6 10 am EDT Alma College
Swanson Academic Center (SAC) room 113
614 W Superior St, Alma, MI 48801
No Registration Needed
Saturday, April 27 10 am EDT Room 1300 Stevenson Center - Muskegon Community College
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI 49442
No Registration Needed
Saturday, April 27 2 pm EDT Ludington, MI - Location TBD Email to register:


Online, self-paced training can be obtained by taking this online MetEd course through the COMET Program. You can also learn more about meteorology and our atmosphere at JetStream - An Online School for Weather. Once you have completed training, contact the Emergency Management office in your city/county to find out what you can do to become involved with their spotter program.


Looking for courses held in nearby regions of Michigan?

Northern Lower Michigan (NWS Gaylord)

Southwest Michigan/Michiana (NWS Northern Indiana)

Southeast Michigan (NWS Detroit)


Please e-mail us with any questions: