Weather spotter training to turn eye to winter


The 2018 Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter’s Training, with an emphasis on winter weather, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Bowling Green State University.

This free training will include information on how to measure snow, how to report different types of winter weather, the meteorology of snow, freezing rain, sleet and more; and the criteria for Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, Blizzard Warnings, Lake Effect Snow Warnings and more.

This training is open to first responders and the general public. No pre-registration is required. Attendees can register the night of the class starting at 5:30 p.m. in 113 Olscamp Hall. Attendees should use parking lot N on Ridge Street near Mercer Road.

Presented by the National Weather Service WFO Cleveland office with assistance from the Wood County Emergency Management Agency and the BGSU Office of Emergency Management, attendees will receive (either that night or via mail) their SKYWARN card from the NWS. EMA will provide class attendance certificates to first responders.

If you have questions about the class, call the WCEMA office at 419-354-9269 or email