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Calm Midweek, Before Weekend Winter Storm?

The weather pattern remains mostly quiet midweek but this may change by the weekend as confidence is increasing on a winter storm along the East Coast. On Wednesday, expect below normal temperatures for the Eastern half of the U.S., locally heavy snow in the southern Rockies and High Plains, showers and isolated thunderstorms in Florida and air stagnation issues in the Northwest. Read More >

*Twin Cities Metro classes:  Click here Metro Skywarn for all Skywarn Spotter classes in the metro, then click on the tab in the upper right part of their page.  Their classes are taught by Metro Skywarn instructors, who are non-NWS meteorologists, long time storm chasers or spotters, and have been trained by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen to present Skywarn training.  They offer many classes around the Twin Cities metro area from late February to mid May, and classes are three to four hours long.  A schedule of their classes is available on their web site (click on classes in the upper right part of the page).

* Non-Metro Classes (see map and list below):  Skywarn training classes listed below are all free, and last around 2 1/2 hours. Pre-registration for these classes is required only if specifically stated. Additional classes will be added if local officials request a class in their area. More information about our Skywarn program is available on the NWS Twin Cities Skywarn page.