(Publisher’s note: I’ve taken this class and it’s quite interesting. Please consider becoming a Skywarn Spotter and assist emergency services when severe weather conditions appear.)
The Emergency Services Division of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac, is offering Skywarn Spotter training free of charge.
The classes are open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in being trained in severe weather identification, protection, and reporting procedures.
The course is 2-1/2 hours long, and identification codes are issued to all who complete the program.
There will be a class on Wednesday, March 13 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center, 7200 South Huron River Dr. It’s east off of Huron Street south of I-94 in Ypsilanti.
Another class will be offered Saturday, April 6 from 10-12:30 p.m. at Pioneer High School, 601 West Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor.
Registration for both courses begins 30 minutes before posted start time. Class sizes are limited so you must pre-register either electronically on the web here.
If you do not have internet access, you may call (734) 973-4900. Provide your name, phone number, class date, and verify that you are at least 18 years of age.
Washtenaw County has adopted a two-year Skywarn training cycle, so spotters trained last year are not required to attend re-training until next year.
For full details, view this message on the web.