National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

With there being a lull in recent severe weather activity, we thought it would be a good time to offer up some refresher training on storm spotting in southern WI and how you can report to the office.  We recommend attending an in-person spotter training session to get the full training (typically held in early Spring), but this will provide you with some of the necessary basics to report to the office.  Thank you to all of you who have submitted reports to us in the past.  We look at every single one that comes in and it helps with our warning process.  

NWS Milwaukee 2018 Storm Spotter Training video playlist

For individual listings along with the full PDFs of the severe weather safety and spotter training sessions, please refer to the Spotter Resources section at:

If you have any questions, please contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tim Halbach at