Interested in spotting severe storms?

      The Winter/Spring 2013 spotter training season is underway. Classes will be held throughout mid-Missouri counties until about the first of April.

      Classes are open to everyone whether you want to actually be a volunteer storm spotter or not. If you just want to learn more about severe weather or how to prepare and protect yourself, then a spotter training class is the place to be.

      You can attend any class that is convenient for you. They're free and open to the public. If there's a number provided, it's suggested to call ahead to reserve a space.

      If your county is not listed, it's possible that it may be added later. Just in case one isn't, I suggest attending the meeting closest to you. These dates are subject to change.

      Montgomery County - January 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Montgomery County R-II High School, 394 Highway 19, Montgomery City, MO

      Contact Montgomery County EMA: Bob Bishop - 573-564-2283

      Audrain County - February 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Jensen Auditorium, Audrain Medical Center, 620 E Monroe St., Mexico, MO

      Contact Audrain County EMA: Steve Shaw - 573-473-5892

      Gasconade County - February 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Owensville High School, 3336 Highway 19 North, Owensville, MO

      Contact Owensville EMA: Dan Dyer- 573-437-2196

      Randolph County - February 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
      "The Lodge", 111 Rothwell Park Road, Moberly, MO

      Postponed (make up date not available)
      Cooper County - February 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
      200 Main St., Suite 911, Boonville, MO

      Postponed (make up date:Thursday, March 28)
      Laclede County - February 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Contact: Randy Rowe - 417-532-6992

      Postponed (make up date:Thursday, March 28)
      Phelps County - February 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Contact: Sandy North - 573-201-9741

      Postponed (make up date:Thursday, March 28)
      Pulaski County - February 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Basement Community Room, Pulaski County Courthouse, Waynesville, MO

      Contact: Smitty Smith - 573-774-7393

      Postponed (make up date March 20)
      Osage County - February 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      County Emergency Operations Center, 205 E Main St., Linn, MO

      Contact Osage County EMA: Andrea Rice - 573-897-3561 ext 220

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      Cole County - February 28, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Jefferson City Police Training Room, 401 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, MO

      Contact Cole County EMA: Bill Farr - 573-634-9146

      Saline County - March 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
      Saline County Ambulance Building, 354 W Arrow, Marshall, MO

      Callaway County - April 2, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Civic Center, 282 South Greenway, Holts Summit, MO

      Contact Callaway County EMA: Michelle Kidwell - 573-592-2480

      Morgan County - April 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
      Justice Center, Versailles, MO

      Contact: Rick Bias -number not available