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Warmer and Dry Through the Weekend

Dry and quiet weather will persist through Monday. Temperatures today will reach into the mid 50s across West Michigan, then warm a little each day into early next week. Read More >

2018 NWS Grand Rapids Weather Spotter Training Schedule


Spotter training classes for Spring 2018 have been scheduled! Classes start promptly at the time listed and are open to the public. No registration is required.

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.

If you are not able to attend a session this spring, or if you would like additional training, you can take 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.

Please e-mail us with any questions:






Thursday April 19, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Central Michigan University

Anspach 162

Mt. Pleasant, MI

Isabella County
Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ludington City Hall Community Room

400 South Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49341

Oceana County and Mason County
Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

8966 N. Bass Lake Rd

Irons, MI 49644

Lake County


Unfortunately, the courses scheduled for Calhoun County / Battle Creek and Ingham County were canceled due to the significant flooding in February. We will plan on rescheduling them for next year. You are still welcome to attend in another county this year.

Looking for courses held in nearby regions of Michigan?

Southeast Michigan (NWS Detroit)

Southwest Michigan/Michiana (NWS Northern Indiana)

Northern Lower Michigan (NWS Gaylord)