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Become certified as a National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter!!  This free class is open to the public, ham radio operators, police, fire, EMS, hospital staff, company emergency managers, etc. Learn how to recognize when a thunderstorm is severe, when funnels and then tornadoes are developing.  A great introduction to severe weather basics for anyone interested in weather.  Those with spotter identification are required to renew their training every two years; so if you did not take training last year then it is time to do so again this year.



The five classes below are offered in the county at different locations and at different times of the month, week and day for your convenience.  The same weather related material will be presented at each session.  Please refer to the National Weather Service schedule on their website for the full schedule in our "County Warning Area."  

The first class offering is limited to any ham radio operators, Medical Reserve Corp (MRC), ARES/RACES or similar volunteers from within St. Croix County and any neighboring counties.  If you are a ham radio operator or a MRC member from outside of St. Croix County, you are very welcome to join in on this session.  The ham radio material for operating in St. Croix and Pierce Counties will be handled at the end of the first class in a formal manner, and informally at all other classes as needed.  Ham radio operators and MRC members that cannot make the first session are welcome to attend any other session as well.  ID Cards will be issued at all sessions for ham radio operators, speak to an instructor for more information.


2016 Class Schedule

Monday, April 11
6:00pm - 10:00pm*
Training for MRC, ARES, RACES & ham radio operators D203 EOC/Training Room - Lower Level
St. Croix County Government Center
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson WI 54016
Thursday, April 14
6:00pm - 10:00pm*
  Hudson Township Hall
980 County A
Hudson WI 54016
Saturday, April 23
8:00am - 12:00pm*
 New Richmond High School
650 Richmond Way
New Richmond, WI 54017-6004
Thursday, May 5
 6:00pm - 10:00pm*
  Hudson Township Hall
980 County A
Hudson WI 54016
Saturday, May 7
8:00am - 12:00pm*
  St. Croix County Agriculture Education Service & Education Center
1960 Eighth Avenue, Suite 140
Baldwin WI 54002

* most class sessions are done around 9:30PM (or 11:30AM), then post class conversations with ham radio operators.