Oakland County offering residents free weather spotter training

- Oakland County is offering its residents the opportunity to take a free weather spotter class. The Skywarn classes will train you how to accurately observe weather phenomena such as floods, hail, wind and its associated damage, cloud features that lead to tornadoes, and cloud features that do not lead to tornadoes. The class covers what information to report and how to report it. Basic severe weather safety is also a topic.

Classes will be held throughout March and April at various locations in Oakland County. You can find a schedule of classes below. For more information about the class, click here. You can register online here or by calling (248) 858-5300.

"Only one instrument can detect a tornado or funnel cloud with complete certainty - the human eye," County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said in a news release. "Weather spotters enable us to identify severe weather and warn those in its path, saving lives. I encourage residents to take advantage of this free training."

The following is the schedule and location of classes:

  • Wednesday, March 2 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Oakland County Executive Office Building, 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, 48328
  • Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    Oakland County Executive Office Building, 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, 48328
  • Saturday, March 12 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    Oakland County Executive Office Building, 41W, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, 48328
  • Wednesday March 16 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Rochester Hills City Hall, 1000 Rochester Hills Dr. Rochester Hills, 48309
  • Monday, March 21 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Groveland Township Fire Department Station No. 1, 14645 Dixie Highway, Holly, 48442
  • Wednesday, March 30 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Southfield Civic Center Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, 48307
  • Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    Farmington Hills Costick Activity Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Road in Farmington Hills 48336
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