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Severe Weather Spotter Training Available

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


The National Weather Service Quad Cities office is holding the first of two storm spotter training classes in the area tonight.   Donna Dubberke, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service says their network of storm spotters consist of private citizens, first responders, and amateur radio operators.  Dubberke says everyone coming will learn about storm structure, spotter positioning, safety and damage reporting.

She adds the course is geared toward emergency personnel, but is open to the general public.  The class is free and is being held tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Sigourney Public Library.  To learn more about the storm spotter training classes, tune into today’s In Touch With Southeast Iowa program.