County Emergency Management hosting Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s classes April 8 and 14

NOAA photo /public domain

NOAA photo /public domain

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a basic and advanced free Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s Class.

Basic will be Tuesday, April 8 and Advanced will be Monday, April 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol. Though the class is free, people need to register with Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900 with your name, phone number (in case of cancellation) and how many people will be attending, so as to assure enough seating and potential handouts.

“The public is highly encouraged to attend to learn more about severe weather, how it is formed and how it affects them. Law enforcement, fire, EMS, public works and amateur radio operators are especially encouraged to attend,” said Lt. Gil Benn, Director of Kenosha County Emergency Management.

Trained Weather Spotters are the eyes and ears of the National Weather Service. Weather Spotters provide critical information during severe weather, to the County and the national Weather Service. These classes will inform citizens what they need to know to identify potential hazardous weather. Whether people want to be a trained weather spotter or just become more knowledgeable about severe weather and tornadoes, this class is extremely informative. The basic and advanced courses will cover basic meteorology, including how tornadoes are formed, tornado spotting tips and reporting procedures, types of thunderstorms, thunderstorm development, wall clouds/scary looking clouds, tornado classifications/variations and a tornado’s life-cycle.

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