Storm Spotter class set
Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 5:58 pm
The Messenger, March 1, 2011
The National Weather Service will be conducting an Advanced Storm Spotter Training class March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Obion County Public Library at 1221 East Reelfoot Ave. in Union City.
The spotter training course introduces the spotter to the NWS warning system and shows the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Spotters are shown what to look for when observing thunderstorms. Examples of downburst winds, wall clouds, funnel clouds and tornadoes are shown and explained. Local severe weather climatology and basic severe weather meteorology are covered as well. Spotters are also instructed on how to report their observations to the NWS.
The class lasts two hours and features slides, videos and a video quiz. The class is free and there are no prerequisites for the course. Class materials are provided.
The NWS recommends all spotters attend the course at least once every two years. For more information, call the library at 885-7000.