Metro Skywarn Picnic for Spotters and Families

Metro Skywarn Picnic for Spotters and Families

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Lake Susan Park Pavillion

903 Lake Drive

Chanhassen, MN 55317

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A picnic for Metro Skywarn spotters and their families with food and medallion hunt near the NWS offices in Chanhassen.

About this event

A FREE picnic with food, prizes and medallion hunt for Metro Skywarn spotters and their families at a park near the NWS in Chanhassen. Registration is required but you do not need to bring a printed ticket to you to the picnic. NWS Tours are a separate registration.


A catered meal of Hot Dogs & Hamburgers with Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Mixed Fresh Fruit Medley, Baked Beans, Bite-Sized Desserts and punch or lemonade.

Picnic is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Susan Park Pavillion in Chanhassen.

This will be an opportunity to get your Skywarn and Metro Skywarn Decals for a Donation.

Door Prizes

Must be present to win! Prizes will be drawn at the beginning of the event and any prizes not claimed nearing the end of the event will be redrawn and given out to who is present.

Door Prize List

2x - Midland WR-120 Weather Radio, 1x - $25 Gift Card to the Science Museum of Minnesota, 1x CoCoRaHS certified rain gauge (become a CoCoRaHS observer!), 1x 2022-2023 Twin Cities Meteorological Society Membership ( - starts in September and ends May 31st), 2x Metro Skywarn Decal Pack of 2 decals, and 2x Generic Skywarn Pack of 2 Decals.

Medallion Hunt

There will be a medallion hunt and possibly other games. The prize for finding the medallion will be a $25 Gift Card to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Rules and clues will be disclosed on site at the picnic.

Lake Susan Park

The park itself has access to the lake for boating and a fishing pier, baseball field, tennis courts, basketball court, batting cages, sand volleyball, walking trails and playground. Restrooms are on site with water fountains. We will have exclusive use of the pavilion and shared use of rest of grounds. Even if you are not registered for the picnic (which means you will have to bring your own lunch) you can still enjoy the rest of the festivities such as the medallion hunt and the park itself. So it is possible to bring more of your friends and family as well.

COVID/Illness Restrictions

There is no mask or vaccination status required to attend the picnic. Please stay home if you are exhibiting any signs of being sick and cancel your registration so others may take your place. You may be asked to leave the picnic if you are exhibiting obvious signs of sickness.

If you need to cancel your registration because you cannot make it, please do so ASAP from the link you will receive in your e-mail. If you are having trouble cancelling your registration, e-mail