Annual weather spotter class set for Wood County

The annual SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter’s Class for Wood County will be held on Tuesday, March 20. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the class will begin at 6:30 p.m. The class will be held on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Olscamp Hall, Room 111. Attendees should use Parking Lot N on Ridge Street off of Mercer Road.

The SKYWARN class is presented by the National Weather Service Cleveland office and will give participants an overview of how severe weather develops and what to look for when severe weather occurs. Participants will have the opportunity to become official weather spotters for the National Weather Service. The class is recommended for all first responders; however, the class is also open to the general public whether they want to be an official weather spotter or would just like to know more about severe weather.

There is no cost for this class and there are no age restrictions. If you have any questions concerning this training, contact the Wood County EMA office at 419-354-9269 or by emailing

The annual Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week will be March 18 – 24. The annual statewide tornado drill will be Wednesday, March 21, at 9:50 a.m. These events are a perfect time for families, schools, and businesses to establish or review severe weather emergency plans and procedures. If you have any questions about these events, please visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness website at or contact the Wood County EMA office at 419-354- 9269 or by emailing