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Skywarn Weather Spotter Training

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training is offered by Stearns County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Attendees learn how to identify severe weather, and what, when, and how to report it.


Weather spotters are volunteers, who are activated by phone and dispatched to the location of the storm. When severe weather is identified, spotters report that information to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.


Four training sessions will be offered in March for those interested in learning more about the Skywarn program.

• Wednesday, March 6, 1–4 p.m. OR 6–9 p.m. at Stearns County Emergency Operations Center (lower level of the Law Enforcement Center) 807 Courthouse Square, St. Cloud.

• Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.–12 noon OR 1– 4 p.m. Albany City Hall, 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany.

Registration can be submitted online at For more information about the Skywarn program, or to register, call (320) 259-3940.