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Become a weather spotter

Like watching severe weather? Stearns County is looking for citizens interested in becoming a member of the Skywarn Weather Spotter program.

Weather spotters are volunteers trained by the National Weather Service to effectively identify severe weather and then report that information to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. Skywarn spotters are dispatched to the location of the threatening storms and then track them as they rumble through the county.

The 2011 Skywarn Weather Spotter training conducted by Stearns County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, in St. Cloud from either 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 12 in Albany from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or

1-4 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about identifying severe weather or would like to become a member of the Stearns County Skywarn Weather Spotter program, check out our website to register at, or call (320) 259-3940.