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Severe Thunderstorm Threat Over The Eastern U.S., Critical Fire Weather Likely Over The Southwest

A cold front will bring the threat for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms from the Mid Atlantic to New England into Saturday morning. Some of the storms could produce damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall. Dangerously hot and dry conditions will persist over the Desert Southwest this weekend. Critical fire weather conditions likely. 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.