The National Weather Service and Lewis & Clark Community College are again teaming to offer SKYWARN training.  The training gives people the skills to watch for severe weather events and report them to the National Weather Service, giving the agency a network of trained spotters to help in times when rough weather threatens the area.

John Nell is the facilitator for the Skywarn Weather training program at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey.  He says the training session will teach people how to become a trained weather spotter- which is a vital role with the National Weather Service.

Nell comments

He says participants will learn what to watch for before, during, and after a severe thunderstorm or tornado, identifying clouds and formations, and reporting your observations.  The class is free this Saturday March 2 from 8:30-noon at the Trimpe Building, but registration is requested.  Call 468-2222 to sign up.

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