Charles City, Iowa – A Severe Storm Spotter Training class will be held on Monday, March 6th at the Osage Fire Department.
Todd Shea, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse, WI talks about the class.
The class is for all fire departments, law enforcement, dispatchers and any interested person who is interested in becoming an official storm spotter.
The class in Osage will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6th and Shea said attending the class does not mean a person has to commit to becoming a storm spotter.
Shea said storm spotters are a huge help to meteorologists in tracking storm systems and keeping people safe.
Shea said storm information relayed by spotters varies by communities.
Shea said there is a website dedicated to storm spotters. He explains.
Another class will be held in New Hampton on Tuesday, March 21st beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampton Rescue Building.
For more information about upcoming spotter training classes, click here.