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 three different locations and at different times of the month, week and day for your convenience. Please refer to the National Weather Service schedule on their website for the full schedule in our "County Warning Area".
The April 14th class 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 April 14 class in a formal manner, and informally at all other classes as needed. Ham radio operators and MRC members that cannot make the April 14 session are welcome to attend any other session as well. ID Cards will be issued at all sessions for ham radio operators.