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Mostly Cloudy Today with Scattered Showers

Skies will be mostly cloudy today and there will be some scattered showers around. High temperatures will end up mostly in the 50s which is close to normal for this time of the year. Read More >

NWS Grand Rapids Virtual Weather Spotter Training Schedule


While we will not have in-person Spotter Training classes in Spring 2021, we will hold four virtual Spotter Training sessions.  These sessions are free and the same material will be presented at each session.  We ask that you only register for one of the virtual training sessions, in order to allow as many people as possible to attend.  Again, the training will be the same at each session - there will not be any county or community-specific information presented.  The virtual spotter training is recommended for ages 14 and older.


Session Dates/Times
Tuesday, March 30, 2021  (7pm to 8pm EDT)
Thursday, April 1, 2021 (7pm to 8pm EDT)
Friday, April 2, 2021 (7pm to 8pm EDT)
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (7pm to 8pm EDT)


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.

Northern Lower Michigan (NWS Gaylord)

Southwest Michigan/Michiana (NWS Northern Indiana)

Southeast Michigan (NWS Detroit)

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