2022 SkyWarn Virtual Spotter Training

For Eastern North Dakota and 
Northwest through West-Central Minnesota 

Polk County Emergency Management, in conjunction with local Fire Departments and the National Weather Service, will provide a program called SKYWARN Training (also referred to as Storm Spotter). The local trainings will be held from 6pm-8:30pm at the following locations:

April 18th      – Embassy Community Center, Fosston, MN

April 19th      – Knutson Community Center, Fertile, MN

April 20th      – Kiehl Auditorium, UMC, Crookston, MN


Training Schedule for each location:  6:00-7:15pm Basic training     

                                                                      7:15-8:30pm Advanced training

This SkyWarn Spotter Class is designed as both an informational class for the general public and certification training for the serious SkyWarn Spotter.  The class lasts approximately 2½ hours and covers, in basic terms, what severe weather is, how it develops and how severe storms generally behave.  Computer graphics, slides and video clips will introduce the participants to the great variety of storm phenomena which affect the area.



● Free Training


● Refreshments will be provided

● Become a National Weather Service Official Storm Spotter


For more information contact Polk County Emergency Management at 218-470-8263, visit our website at www.co.polk.mn.us/EM  or by emailing    jody.beauchane@co.polk.mn.us