Spring Skywarn weather spotter training set April 18

The class will be 6-8 p.m. in meeting rooms 1 and 2 in the lower level of the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., Brainerd.


BRAINERD — A free Skywarn weather spotter class will be 6-8 p.m. April 18 in meeting rooms 1 and 2 in the lower level of the Crow Wing County Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., Brainerd.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service in Duluth will host the class.

Headline News from the Brainerd Dispatch

The class will train and recruit volunteer weather spotters across the region. Learn storm spotting from the meteorologists who issue warnings in our community. The class helps participants understand the difference between a watch and warning, how thunderstorms can produce tornadoes, why a storm rotates and more.

Skywarn is part of the National Weather Service’s warning program to establish a network of volunteers trained in the detection and reporting of life-threatening storms. No registration is required.

It is recommended that spotters attend a class every 3-4 years to remain proficient.


For more information, contact Crow Wing County Emergency Management at 218-829-4749 or visit .

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at News, weather, sports — videos, photos, podcasts and social media — all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
Get Local