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National Weather Service St. Louis 
  Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety Class Schedule

Winter/Spring 2018  

The Winter/Spring Severe Storm Spotter/Weather Safety training classes are being scheduled. The classes are free and open to everyone. To be a spotter, we prefer that you are at least in high school. Registration for the classes is not necessary, unless that is specifically stated in the schedule. 

Important changes! Read the following. 

NWS St. Louis has discontinued continuously adding spotters to our spotter database. This will be done on a voluntary basis, and mainly in rural areas were there are fewer spotters. You DO NOT have to be in the database to be a storm spotter. By attending a class, you are a storm spotter and we encourage you to make a report when you see or know of something that meets the criteria. All of this will be explained at the class. .


Classes are open to everyone! You can attend any class that is convenient for you.
Registration is not required unless specifically noted. 

Date Time Location Contact
1/29/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis County, Ballwin, MO
St. Louis County EMA
|1150 Hanna Road
Ballwin, MO 63021
St. Louis County EMA:  Michele Ryan
2/3/2018 9:00 am St. Charles, MO, St. Peters, MO
St. Peters Justice Center
1020 Grand Teton
St. Peters, MO 63376
St. Peters EMA: Tim Hickey
636-477-6600 ext 3559
2/13/2018 6:30 pm Fayette County, IL, Vandalia, IL
Fayette County Health Dept
416 W Edwards
Vandalia, IL 62471

Fayette County Health Dept.
Kendra Craig: 618-283-4292

2/20/2018 6:30 pm Bond County, IL, Greenville, IL
Fire Station
1110 East Harris Ave
Greenville, IL 62246
Bond County EMA: Allan Davis
2/21/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis County, Florissant, MO
Florissant Civic Center
1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033
Florissant EMA: Robert Smith
2/22/2018 6:30 pm Boone County, MO, Columbia, MO
American Legion Hall
3669 Legion Lane
Columbia, MO 65201
Boone County EMA:
Elizabeth Thompson: 573-554-7910
2/24/2018 10:00 am St. Charles County, MO, Weldon Sprig, MO
Weldon Spring Interpretive Center: Mydler Room
72945 Highway 94 South
St. Charles, MO 63304
Reservations Recommended
2/26/2018 6:30 pm Lewis County, MO, Canton, MO
Culver-Stockton College
Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Canton, MO 63435
Bob Sadler: 573-288-6436
2/27/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis County, Kirkwood, MO
St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Campus Theater
11333 Big Bend Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122
Joe Schneider: 314-984-7419
3/3/2018 8:30 am

Madison County, IL, Godfrey, IL
Lewis and Clark College
Trimpe: Room TR 141
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL 62035

John Nell: 618-791-0016
3/7/2018 6:30 pm Brown County, IL, Mount Sterling, IL
Brown County High School Auditorium
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Brown County EMA:Curt Hannig
3/12/2018 6:00 pm Adams County, IL, Quincy, IL
John Wood Community College
1301 South 48th Street
Quincy, IL 62305
Adams County EMA: 217-277-2005
3/17/2018 9:00 am Warren County, MO, Warrenton, MO
Warren County EOC
101 Mockingbird Lane
Warrenton, MO 63383
Warren County EMA: Mike Daniels
3/21/2018 6:30 pm St. Louis, MO
Missouri Botanical Garden
Shoenberg Theater
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110

Register here:

Weather Spotter at MBG

Walk-ins will also be accepted.


3/22/2018 6:30 pm

St. Clair County, IL, Belleville, IL
Southwest Illinois College
Lecture Hall Room # 1040 next to Entrance "B" main campus
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221

Freeburg ESDA: 618-539-9996
3/24/2018 9:00 am St. Louis County, MO., Sunset Hills, MO
Sunset Hills Community Center
3915 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63127
Sunset Hills Community Center
3/26/2018 6:30 pm Cole County, MO, Jefferson City, MO
Hawthorne Bank Community Room
3600 Amazonas Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Cole County EMA: 573-634-9210, or

3/27/2018 6:30 pm

Callaway County, Hatton, MO
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
3639 State Highway E
Hatton, MO 65231

Callaway County EMA: 573-592-2480
 TBA= To Be Announced
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Spotter classes are open to all ages.
 However, only high school age on up can sign up to be a volunteer storm spotter.


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 How to schedule your spotter training class:

Spotter classes are scheduled January - April, and September - November.

Contact:  Jim Kramper -  Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Spotter training classes are usually scheduled every other year for each county, but exceptions can be made. There is no charge for the class, but you must furnish the location and participants. Given the increased demand, attendance of at least 30 people is recommended to schedule a class. The class usually lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours, and typically starts at 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. The class is divided into two parts with a break in between. Having refreshments at the break are encouraged, but not mandatory. It is recommended that you post a story in local newspapers and on local radio stations to get the word out to as many people as possible to increase attendance.

The Spotter Training Class has been POST certified in Missouri! Law enforcement personnel will receive 2 hours continuing education credit for attending the class.