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Mammatus - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Mammatus - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Rainbow - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Rainbow - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Tornado near Blaine - © 2011 David F Ventura, KE0NA

© 2011 David F Ventura, KE0NA A weak tornado I spotted June 21, 2011, near Blaine in Anoka county. This…

Tornado near Forest Lake © 2011 KRISTIN PARNELL KB0QON

© 2011 KRISTIN PARNELL KB0QON Shot this while spotting with my dad N0KLC near Forest Lake. We were on 35…

Wall cloud - © 1995-2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

Wall cloud - © 1995-2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com Tornado Outbreak on July 21, 1995 by Dave Johnson, N0KBD July 21, 1995 was…

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Wall Cloud? - Donated - © 2012 MetroSkywarn.org

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The class schedule is also available on a Google calendar.

2015 Location Contact
Thurs 4-9-15
6 PM-10 PM
Richfield CERT and Richfield Amateur Radio Club
Richfield Municipal Center
Bartholomew Room
6700 Portland Avenue
Richfield, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Charlie at cobrien@cityofrichfield.org
Tues 4-14-15
6pm – 10pm
Maple Grove Radio Club
Maple Grove Fire Station #2
13450 Maple Knoll Way
Maple Grove, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here. For facility information only contact: Dave n0kbd@arrl.net
Sat 4-18-15
9 AM –
1 PM
Maplewood Fire Station 2
1900 Clarence St.
Maplewood, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Howard howard.lund@rcemhs.com
Sat 4-18-15
9 AM -
1 PM
Twin Cities Repeater Club
Open Circle Church
2400 Highland Dr
Burnsville, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact:Brett Knudson
n0bak@arrl.net
cell 651-271-1843
Sat 4-25-15  8:30 AM -
12:30 PM
North Hennepin Community College - Center for Business and Technology Building - Room CBT 181A
7411 85th Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
763-424-0880
$ 10 Fee
(REGISTRATION REQUIRED - class subject to cancellation if too few register)
Sat 4-25-15
9 AM –
1 PM
SEMARC
Zion Lutheran Church
8500 Hillside Trail S
Cottage Grove, MN
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by clicking on this link.
For assistance in registering or for facility information, contact Dave at 612-250-3417 or
finster99@comcast.net
Thurs 5-7-15
6 PM – 10 PM
Hennepin County Emergency Management
Hennepin County Public Works - EOC Room
1600 Prairie Dr.
Medina, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Mike Ostlund Michael.ostlund@hennepin.us
Sat 5-9-15
12PM – 4PM 
Anoka County Emergency Mgmt
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Dr.
Blaine, MN
(Radisson Road and 109th Ave North)
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Dave Runkle   
763 -784 -4384
drunkle@astrorat.com
Sat 5-30-15
9 AM -
1 PM
Ramsey County Public Works
Marsden Room
1425 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
Arden Hills, MN
(Near Hamline and Hwy 96)
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Howard howard.lund@rcemhs.com

 

Completed Classes

2015 Location Contact
Sat 2-28-15
10:30 AM -
3:30 PM
Includes 1 hour break for lunch (on your own)
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association
Stillwater Public Library
Margaret Rivers Room A and B  -  3rd Floor
224 3rd Street North
Stillwater, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here. 
For facility information only contact: Bob Jensen 
612-802-2269
bobajensen@comcast.net
Wed 3-4-15
6PM - 10PM
City of Minneapolis Office of Emergency Mgmt
Emergency Operations Training Facility
25 37th Ave NE
Fridley, MN
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
For facility information only contact: Ken.Boelter@minneapolismn.gov
Thur 3-5-15
5:30 PM -
9:30 PM
Ramsey County Emergency Mgmt
1st Floor Conference Room
90 W Plato Blvd
St. Paul, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here. For facility information only contact: Karma Kumlin-Diers
Ramsey County EM
karma.kumlin-diers@co.ramsey.mn.us
651-266-1013
Sat 3-14-15
9:30AM - 1:30PM 
Twin Cities FM Club
Ridgedale Public Library - RHR Room
12601 Ridgedale Dr Minnetonka, MN
(Behind Ridgedale Shopping Center)

Earl Jarosh
earl@jarosh.org
763-545-3275

Pre-registration recommended. Walk-ins accommodated as space permits.

PRE-REGISTER HERE

Sat 3-14-15
12 PM -
4 PM
Anoka County Emergency Mgmt
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Dr.
Blaine, MN
(Radisson Road and 109th Ave North)
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Dave Runkle   
763 -784 -4384
drunkle@astrorat.com
Mon 3-16-15
6PM - 10PM
Radio City
2663 County Rd I
Mounds View, MN
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - seating for 15
Dan Fish
radiocty@skypoint.com
763-786-4475
Wed 3-18-15
6 PM – 10 PM
Carver County Gov Center
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN

No pre-registration.

For facility information only contact:
Mark Jones jozu.jones@gmail.com

Sat 3-21-15
8 AM –  
12 PM
Bloomington Emergency Communications
Bloomington Fire Station #1
10 West 95th St.
Bloomington, MN
Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.
For facility information only contact: Andrew at KC0RKH@arrl.net
Sat 3-21-15
12 PM - 4 PM
Ramsey County Emergency Mgmt
1st Floor Conference Room
90 W Plato Blvd
St. Paul, MN

Walk ins welcome, but to pre-register click here.

For facility information only contact: Karma Kumlin-Diers
Ramsey County EM
karma.kumlin-diers@co.ramsey.mn.us
651-266-1013

 

 

The National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen office offers Skywarn training courses for those outside the Twin Cities Metro area.

UCARS Online Spotter Training - This year this class is an experiment. It's not recognized by eSpotter yet!

Spotter Network Training - this will qualify you to report via Spotter Network. You must complete and pass the Spotter Network's own quiz to earn reporting rights on the network.

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