DPSS to host FREE storm spotter training at U-M on March 21

Skywarn Spotter Training image of open field with tornado-like cloud in the distance

Do you want to learn more about tornadoes and severe storms? Are you interested in helping protect our community during severe weather? If so, this opportunity is for you!

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training course on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the U-M Campus Safety Services Building from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program comprised of weather spotters who are trained to share information about severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make determinations about warnings. The NWS relies on spotters to provide real-time weather conditions and confirm hazardous weather detected by NWS radar. As a spotter, you can help serve your local community by providing vital information when dangerous storms approach.

The course is free and participants will receive a Washtenaw County SKYWARN® ID upon completion of the training. Class size is limited, so please register by Friday, March 15.

For more information about SKYWARN® visit their website.

WHO: Anyone interested

WHAT: SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Training

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campus Safety Services Building (1239 Kipke Dr., Ann Arbor)

COST: Free

REGISTER by Friday, March 15.

Can’t make it to the Thursday afternoon class?

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is hosting an additional class Saturday, April 13 at the Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.