Severe Weather Spotter Class

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
Location: 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville, IL 60560

Why spotters are important?

Real-time reports are critical in issuing severe weather warnings and saving lives.  Spotters provide this real-time ground-truth of local conditions – such as hail size, wind speed, tornado development, and local damage – to help warn the public. Even as new technology allows the National Weather Service to issue warnings with greater lead time, spotters will always serve as a critical link between radar indications of severe weather and what’s happening on the ground.

What is Spotter Training?

Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes.  This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns..

  • Classes last about 2 hours.
  • They are free and open to the public.
  • Classes are appropriate for all ages. Ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.  
  • Doors will open at 6:15pm for seating

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