LINCOLN, Ill. (WCIA) – The National Weather Service Office in Lincoln and the office in Chicago have posted their 2023 schedule for their spotter talks. Below is a list of locations, dates, and times within our viewing area. Last year the Central Illinois Office hosted these events virtually and is still planning on hosting an online training seminar later this spring for those that can not be at one in person.
NWS Spotter Talks: (updated 2/16/23)
|2/16 @ 6:30P||FORD COUNTY SPOTTER TRAINING AT PAXTON FIRE STATION, 310 N MARKET STREET, PAXTON, IL, 60957|
|2/18 @ 8:30A||EFFINGHAM SEVERE WEATHER SEMINAR @ THELMA KELLER CONVENTION CENTER, 1202 N KELLER DRIVE, EFFINGHAM IL, 62401|
|3/6 @ 6:00P||PARIS, IL @ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL, 614 N MAIN STREET, PARIL IL 61944|
|3/8 @ 6:30P||DECATUR, IL @ RICHALND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1 COLLEGE DRIVE IN THE SHILLING EDUCATION CENTER|
|3/11 @ 9:00A||MCLEAN COUNTY SPOTTER TRAINING AT ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR NATURAL SCIENCE RM C101, 201 E BEECHER ST, BLOOMINGTON, IL 61701|
|3/13 @ 6:30P||SANGAMON COUNTY SPOTTER TRAINING AT LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TRUTTER CENTER RM 1, 5250 SHEPHERD RD, SPRINGFIELD, IL 62703|
|3/14 @ 6:30p||LITCHFIELD, IL AT LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING, 1 LINCOLN LAND DR., LITCHFIELD, IL 62056|
|3/27 @ 6:00P||EFFINGHAM SPOTTER TRAINING AT THE EFFINGHAM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BUILDING, 311 MIRACLE AVE, EFFINGHAM, IL 62401|
|3/30 @ 6:30P||CHAMPAIGN COUNTY SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS AT PARKLAND COLLEGE, TONY NOEL AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER, ROOM W115, 2400 W BRADLEY AVENUE, CHAMPAIGN, IL 61821|
|4/3 @ 6:30P||DANVILLE AREA SPOTTER TRAINING AT VERMILION COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 201 N VERMILION ST, DANVILLE, IL 61832 ON 2ND FLOOR COUNCIL CHAMBERS ROOM|
|4/4 @ 6:30P||DEWITT COUNTY SPOTTER TRAINING @ KENNEY FIRE DEPARTMENT, 110 E SHELDON STREET, KENNEY, IL 61749|
|4/10 @ 6:30P||LINCOLN SPOTTER TRAINING AT LINCOLN CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 204 N MCLEAN ST, LINCOLN, IL 62656|
|4/15 @ 10:00A||VIRTUAL SPOTTER TALK VIA GoToWebinar|
For more information on talks from the Central Illinois office click here and for the Chicago office click here.
These classes are a way for Weather Service staff to connect with residents and teach them what to look for when storm spotting. Some of the topics discussed are what weather features to look for, differences between a watch and a warning, and ways they can communicate what they find back to their nearest National Weather Service office.