Sky Warn Spotter

Monroe County Emergency Management, in partnership with ARPSC and the National Weather Service, will be conducting the Skywarn Spotter Training Class on Thursday, March 9, 2023 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Bedford Library, 8575 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182.  Registration (below) is required.

Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.

  • All classes last about 75 minutes.
  • They are free and open to the public.
  • Must be age 13 or older to report.
  • However, classes are appropriate for all ages. Ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.
  • Pre-registration MAY BE required. Please check with hosting County Emergency Manager.
  • Classes are scheduled in collaboration with local emergency management officials.

Important: Please note that a class will not be held in every county every year. You may attend a class in any location, regardless of where you live.

If you cannot make one of the Skywarn classes this year, there are a couple of alternatives for Skywarn Training. An online Skywarn training is available through the NOAA MetEd website. Currently there are two courses, each taking about one hour to complete (the Role of the Skywarn Spotter and Skywarn Spotter Convective Basics.

Virtual Skywarn Training Information