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Mammatus - © 2012 DavidEarlJohnson.com

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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…

Wall Cloud? - Donated - © 2012 MetroSkywarn.org

Wall Cloud? - Donated - © 2012 MetroSkywarn.org

We are once again going to have pre-registration for all classes to aid our hosts and trainers in preparing for the class and to send out a survey at the end! We hope you will take a few minutes and complete the survey to help improve our training.

Pre-registration is required for some, but not all, classes. Pre-registration is recommended for all classes. See details in the class schedule.

Attending the entire class is required. If you can only make it to a portion of the class, please attend another class.

Remember, if you didn't attend class last year, you will need to this year!

If you would like to review the slide presentation before training, or print a copy, please visit the NWS Training Presentation.

Any questions, email training@metroskywarn.org.

The class schedule is also available on a Google calendar.


2016 Location Contact # Students for pre-registration
Thur 4-28-16
6 PM -
10 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: Howard howard.lund@rcemhs.com 40
Sat 4-30-16
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
Thurs 5-5-16
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 5-14-16
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


Other Training Opportunities

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.

Contact Metro Skywarn Help

Please contact Metro Skywarn with any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the Website, information presented here, or about training and education outreach. This form is not for storm reports! To make an online storm report, visit the NWS.

Someone will get back to you within a few days.

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Note: Password reset emails ARE SENT to Hotmail/MSN email addresses, but are delivered into the Junk mail box. Please select "Not Junk" when you receive these messages.

New Spotters: Your account will be automatically created shortly after you attend class. You can set your initial password using the "Forgot Login?" page. Use your call sign as your username, and the email address you provided on the registration form, to reset a new password.


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