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National Weather Service offering storm spotter training classes

Posted at 8:30 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 09:30:08-04

The National Weather Service (NWS) is offering storm spotter training classes in southeastern Wisconsin.

The classes consist of one hour of severe weather safety training, followed by an hour of spotter training. 

In spotter training, a NWS meteorologist will teach the class about identifying storm features and even how to report to the NWS.

Classes will run in southeastern Wisconsin until the beginning of May. Classes are free, but some counties require pre-registration. 

According to the National Weather Service's website, storm spotters are part of a volunteer program with more than 350,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These spotters help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The NWS has a full schedule of when and where training sessions are taking place.