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Heat Continues for the East and South-Central U.S.; Strong to Severe Storms Across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

The extremely dangerous heat wave continues across the East Coast and much of the South-Central U.S. today. Record high temperatures are expected for some areas especially across the Mid-Atlantic where extreme heat risk conditions reside. There is a Slight Risk (level 2 of 5) of severe thunderstorms today for the northern Mid-Atlantic into portions of southern New England. Read More >


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Each class lasts about 2 hours and is led by a National Weather Service meteorologist, who will discuss techniques and safety for severe weather spotting. Once you attend a class, you will receive instructions for registering to officially become a trained spotter. You will then be able to report severe weather to your NWS office.

Schedule Update for April 26th, 2024
  • The class for Union, Delaware, and Franklin counties in Ohio has been rescheduled for May 23. This class will be held in Marysville, Ohio,
  • In addition to our remaining in-person basic spotter training classes, we have one remaining virtual spotter training class (May 14) that can be attended online from any location.