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2020 Storm Spotter Training Presentation Schedule

Please check the schedule the day of the training for any late changes or cancellations.

  • The classes listed below are open to the public and will be conducted in-person by a NWS meteorologist.  
  • You are not required to be a spotter to attend the class.  
  • The 2 hour classes are free, with a 10 to 15 minute break midway through.
  • Pre-registration is required at the Columbia, Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Marquette and Racine County talks.  Otherwise, just show up.
  • There are several on-line spotter training modules and reference materials available. Reviewing this material prior to attending a spotter training session is beneficial, but not necessary:

Click on class to see details (map, registration details).

Surrounding NWS Office Spotter Schedules:

Additional spotter training sessions are being offered by local Skywarn spotter groups.  Please visit the following links to see their schedules:

Milwaukee Area Skywarn Association (MASA): www.mke-skywarn.org/schedule.htm

Midwest Severe Storm Tracking Response Center (Midwest SSTRC): midwestsstrc.org/


April 13-17, 2020 - Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week


Tornado Drill Day is Thursday, April 16, 2020 with drills occurring at 1:45pm and 6:45pm.


Contact Tim Halbach, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Milwaukee, for more information on storm spotter training.