Weather spotters training to be offered in Wood County

The SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotters Training has traditionally been offered in the late winter to early spring months each year. However, the National Weather Service, Cleveland office, is now offering this training in the fall months in selected counties as well as the spring months in selected counties.

Wood County has been selected to host one of the new fall training sessions this year. Standard severe weather information will be covered as well as severe winter weather information for spotters. This training will allow attendees to become official NWS weather spotters if they select to do so, but being an official spotter is not required.

The training will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., in Room 113 of Olscamp Hall on the campus of Bowling Green State University. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be available in Lot N off Ridge Street.

This training is free and open to members of the public of ages. There is no pre-registration. Attendees will register onsite the night of the training. This training is hosted by the Wood County Emergency Management Agency and the BGSU Emergency Management program.

Anyone with questions may contact the Wood County EMA office at 419-354-9269, or by emailing