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Weather Spotter Training Class
March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Knox County Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS) out of Lincoln, Illinois, will host a free weather spotter training class on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Lake Storey Pavilion, 1572 Machen Drive in Galesburg. There is no fee and pre-registration is not required. The public is invited to attend.
Severe weather spotters are a vital part of the warning process, providing potentially life-saving information to the communities and rural areas of Knox County. In addition, spotter reports provide NWS forecasters with the first-hand information that is necessary to issue warnings and updates during severe weather events.
Topics covered in the spotter training class include:
*Thunderstorm development and features
*Types of thunderstorms – especially those that impact Illinois
*Types of tornadoes, landspouts and gustnadoes
*Non-tornadic severe weather
*Resources for spotters
*Spotter positioning and spotter safety
*Effective spotter reports
More information regarding NWS spotters can be found at www.weather.gov/Lincoln.