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May 25, 2017

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The 2017 Metro Skywarn Spotter training season has ended.

Thank you to all spotters who attended class this year. Your time and commitment to Metro Skywarn and weather safety is most appreciated.

If you attended class, but are not an amateur radio spotter, the NWS will email you your NWS Skywatcher ID in the next month or so.

If you would like to review the slide presentation used in training, please visit the NWS Training Presentation.

Any questions, email

The class schedule is also available on a Google calendar.

Sign up for our MSWInfo email list to be notified about the 2018 training schedule. Training is held February through May each spring.


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You must be a trained Metro Skywarn spotter to log in to this Website. If you previously had a number for a username, try MSW#### now! Use your amateur radio call sign as your username.

New Spotters: Your account will be created automatically shortly after you attend class. If you provided a valid email address on your class roster, you will receive an email when your instructor records your class attendance.

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  • Metro Skywarn's new look
    Metro Skywarn has a new logo! We revealed this logo at our picnic this past weekend, and have just launched a website redesign to go with it. The content and spotter profiles are the same, but the look and layout have been updated. See the new website here: KØMSW
  • RAIN DAY for Spotter Appreciation Picnic - Sunday, May 21
    The board has exercised our rain day option for the Spotter Appreciation Picnic. There is enough confidence in Saturday’s rain forecast. The picnic will now be SUNDAY, MAY 21 from 1pm to 3pm at the NWS office in Chanhassen. If you RSVPd and can no longer attend, please cancel your RSVP on
  • Wed 17 May 20:56 Spotters No Longer Needed Thunderstorm SHORT MESSAGE The severe weather threat has diminished for the Metro Skywarn Area LONG MESSAGE The threat of severe weather has diminished for the Twin Cities. A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Hennepin until 22:15.

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