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April 27, 2017

The 2017 Metro Skywarn Spotter training schedule is now available.

If you didn't take a class last year, you are due to take training. This is a NWS requirement.

Classes run February 25 - May 17. Please pre-register when possible and cancel your tickets if you can no longer make it. This helps our trainers and hosts with planning. You do not need to print the tickets.

Thank you for all you do for your communities!

Please review the calendar for any special registration requirements. Walk-ins are available for most classes, but pre-registration is encouraged.

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

Any questions, email

For a list of the training sessions, visit the Class Schedule.

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 class is an experiment. It's not recognized for certification by Metro Skywarn or the National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen office.

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 their network.


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