Storm class slated
Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service Storm Spotter Class, which was originally scheduled for March 21, has been rescheduled for April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Obion County Public Library in the meeting room.
The spotter training course introduces the spotter to the NWS warning system and shows the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms. Spotters are shown what to look for when observing thunderstorms and tornadoes. 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 National Weather Service recommends that all spotters attend the course at least once every two years. For further information, call the library at 885-7000.