Storm Spotter Classes for Spring 2016

skywarnStorm Spotters in West Tennessee are extremely valuable to the National Weather Service and the VIPIR 7 Storm Team. Being a Storm Spotter includes observing the weather as it happens and reporting severe weather or winter weather to the National Weather Service. By completing a short training course, you will be certified to send official reports to the National Weather Service. We will then relay your reports directly to the public on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News, our social media pages, and our smartphone app.

The classes are free, open to the public, and will last approximately two hours featuring slides, videos, and a quiz. Only one class is required for certification. There are no prerequisites for the course and the class materials will be provided.

03/08/2016 6:30pm Dunklin Co.: 1st United Methodist Church, 300 College Ave., Kennett MO Larry Kelley
03/08/2016 6:30pm Tipton Co.: Emergency Operations Center Building, 8629 Hwy. 51 S, Brighton TN Tommy Dunavant
03/10/2016 6:30pm Weakley Co.: Law Enforcement Facility, 7951 Highway 22, Dresden TN Jamison Peevyhouse
03/14/2016 6:30pm Monroe Co.: Location TBD Robert “Bunky” Goza
03/15/2016 6:30pm Lee Co. MS: Board of Supervisors Building, 300 W. Main St., Tupelo MS Lee Bowdry
03/21/2016 6:30pm Tallahatchie Co.: EOC Building, 203 S. Panola St., Charleston MS Thad Roberts
03/22/2016 7:00pm Shelby Co.: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6865 Poplar Pike, Memphis TN Joe Lowenthal, WA4OVO
03/24/2016 6:30pm Gibson Co.: Emergency Services Office, 1246 Manufacturers Row, Trenton TN Rickey Graves
03/28/2016 6:30pm Obion Co.: Obion County Public Library, 1221 E. Reelfoot Ave., Union City TN Bill Dahnke
03/31/2016 6:00pm Hardeman Co.: Municipal Center, 211 N. Washington St., Bolivar TN Don Taylor
04/04/2016 6:30pm Alcorn Co.: Northeast @ Corinth McCollum Hall, 2759 S. Harper Rd., Corinth MS Ricky Gibens

Please check back with us here and at for updates to this schedule as dates, times and locations of spotter training classes are subject to change. For more information, contact the National Weather Service in Memphis at

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