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Storm Spotter Training

IT’S TIME FOR ALL OF US TO BEGIN PREPARING FOR THE UPCOMING SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.  TYPICALLY, THE FIRST SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS RUMBLE ACROSS THE TRI-STATE AREA IN LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN GOODLAND, WORKING WITH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGERS, OFFERS STORM SPOTTER CLASSES AT MANY LOCATIONS IN THE TRI-STATE AREA.  EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND, NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED, THE CLASSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE, THERE ARE NO AGE LIMITS AND NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASSIST YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY BECOMING A VOLUNTEER STORM SPOTTER AND REPORTING SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OR IF YOU SIMPLY WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER ON THE HIGH PLAINS, CONSIDER ATTENDING ONE OF OUR CLASSES.  CLASSES ARE HELD IN THE EVENING AT 6:30 PM LOCAL TIME AND WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 2 1/4  HOURS.  TOPICS WILL INCLUDE STORM STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION, IMPORTANT CLOUD TYPES, WEATHER SAFETY AND HOW TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS.  THE STORM SPOTTER TRAINING IN NORTON WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 6:30 AT PRAIRIE LAND ELECTRIC.  THE DECATUR COUNTY SPOTTER CLASS WILL BE WEDNESDAY AT 6:30 AT THE GATEWAY IN OBERLIN.