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Severe Weather Spotter Training (Pottawattamie County)

  • 22 Mar 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency, 205 S. Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

The class provides a basic understanding of thunderstorm structure, spotting techniques, reporting criteria, safety information and procedures. If you have any questions concerning the spotter training sessions offered by the National Weather Service, please email, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. There are also online spotter courses that are available from the link below as well as an online field guide and cloud chart that can be downloaded for free.

  • Additional classes may be added. 
  • All classes last around 1 1/2 hours.
  • Classes are free and open to the public.
  • Classes are appropriate for all ages. Ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.
  • Pre-registration is NOT required unless specifically noted for a particular class.
  • Classes are scheduled in collaboration with county emergency management officials.
  • You may attend a class in any location, offered by any NWS office, regardless of where you live.

Spotters Guide_New.pdf


Online training:

PO Box 460715, Papillion, NE 68046


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