National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


Classes are free and open to the public. Virtual classes require registration via the links provided in each course description. In-person classes require registration only if specified.


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 March 28
  • We have one more virtual class for 2023 (May 2). The registration link for the class can be found on the calendar below.
  • An in-person class has been added in Carroll County KY on April 12.
  • Please stay tuned, as one or two additional classes may be added. We are also considering adding an Advanced Class some time in 2023 if scheduling allows.