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Upcoming 2021 Online Storm Spotter Training Presentations

The 2021 storm spotter training season will all be online again this spring.  Sessions will run about two hours long with some time at the end for question and answer, which can last from 30-60 minutes.  Each session will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one.  The training will cover the main details of what information is needed for the local storm spotters. For those that can not attend the live training, we will also record the training and share that after the season.  Click on the "Here" link to register for the training session.  

Directions For Attending:

  1. YOU MUST REGISTER by clicking on the link to the class you wish to attend listed above and providing your name, email address, city, and state in order to participate.

  2. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with another link to "Join Webinar." Do not click this link until 10-15 minutes before the date and time of your webinar. 

  3. Upon clicking this link, you will be automatically prompted to download an executable GoToWebinar applet. This is NOT a virus or malware, but a legitimate request. You will not be able to join the webinar unless you download the applet.

  4. After downloading the applet, you will be prompted to choose one of two audio options. You can use your computer's audio or use the telephone. If you choose the phone option, the provided number will not be a local number and you may need to enter an audio pin (provided after joining the webinar). 

Session Date Time Registration Link
1 Thursday, April 1st 7:00pm to 9:00pm 220 in attendance!
2 Tuesday, April 6th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 176 in attendance!
3 Friday, April 9th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 168 in attendance!
4 Tuesday, April 13th 1:00pm to 3:00pm 160 in attendance!
5 Tuesday, April 20th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 92 in attendance!
6 Thursday, April 22th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 67 in attendance!
7 Saturday, April 24th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 56 in attendance!
8 Tuesday, April 27th 7:00pm to 9:00pm 69 in attendance!
9 Monday, May 3rd 7:00pm to 9:00pm 81 in attendance!
10 Wednesday, May 5th 1:00pm to 3:00pm 97 in attendance!


If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled webinars, you can view a 6 part recorded series, which will be similar to what is presented in the webinars.

To view this year's playlist, please go to the following link:  Click Here

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

Surrounding NWS Office Spotter Schedules:

April 12-16, 2021 - Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week
Tornado Drill Day is Thursday, April 15, 2021 but will be a virtual drill this year

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