Learn about storm spotting, wall clouds, supercells and more with an upcoming training class

Charles City, Iowa – The National Weather Service will be holding a few storm spotter training classes around the area over the next several weeks.

Todd Shea, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in La Crosse says they will cover a lot of different topics like the spotter process, deployment and locations along with weather features like supercells, wall clouds, funnel clouds and tornadoes.

If you can’t make it to a class in person, they will hold a few webinars as well.

Here’s a list of upcoming spotter training classes around the area:

  • Tuesday March 6th at Zoetis in Charles City, 6pm
  • Monday March 12th at the Emergency Services Building in Greene, 6pm
  • Wednesday March 14th at (webinar beginning at 10am)
  • Tuesday March 20th at Rhythm Church in Mason City, 6pm
  • Monday March 26th at the Fire Station in Fayette, 7pm
  • Friday April 6th at (webinar beginning at 1pm)

To learn more about storm spotting, visit


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.

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