The National Weather Service has announced the locations of classes for their severe weather Skywarn spotter training classes, which teach what to look for in clouds to determine what type of severe weather is coming and which direction it's traveling.
Stormtracker 18 Meteorologists say this is a great class for not only anyone looking to become a trained weather spotter, but also for anyone who is scared of severe weather and thunderstorms as this class can give you a better understanding of how they work and where to stay up to date with warnings.
The earliest class in Western Wisconsin is in Whitehall on March 4 at the fire department.
Then there are three classes on Tuesday, March 31. The earliest is at Altoona Fire Department at 3pm, then one in Mondovi starts at 6:30 p.m., and finally the annual Eau Claire class at CVTC Energy Education Center at 7 p.m.
The full list of classes currently scheduled are:
Mar. 4- Whitehall at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire Department
Mar. 26- Township of Wilson at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in Winona County, MN
Mar. 31- Altoona at 3 p.m. at the Fire Department
Mar. 31- Mondovi at 6:30 p.m. at the Roger Martin Community Center
Mar. 31- Eau Claire at 7 p.m. at CVTC Energy Education Center's Commons Room
Apr. 1- Sheldon (Rusk County) at 6 p.m. at the Community Center
Apr. 2- Ladysmith at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall
Apr. 15- Fort McCoy at 6:30 p.m. at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Chalet
Apr. 20- Loyal at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire Department
Apr. 21- Augusta at 6:30 p.m. at Augusta Memorial Public Library.
Addresses can be found in the attached graphic.
More classes could be added in the future, but this is the current list for all classes in WQOW TV's 14 county coverage area. Click here for all of NWS Twin Cities' locations, and here for NWS La Crosse.