The National Weather Service is offering SKYWARN training again this year at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey. 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. 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 tells The Big Z NWS Meteorologist Jim Kramper will focus on what to look for when thunderstorms develop.
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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 5 from 8:30-noon in the Trimpe Building. No registration is necessary.