Become A Trained Storm Spotter
This would be kind of a cool hobby. And the National Weather Service will train you!
Skywarn is a program that has been around since the 1970's. When a storm is approaching, storm spotters relay information to the NWS. Every year they hold training classes for regular people like you and me. The classes are free, last about 2 1/2 hours, and are being held in different counties, including Stearns!
Interested? Click here for more information and a full schedule of training dates and times.