Registration Open for Weather Spotter Training
Feb 01, 2017 04:45PM ● Published by Steven Jack
All new schools built in Illinois now must include a storm shelter.
The National Weather Service will provide this free training at the New Life Church, 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville. The National Weather Service’s (NWS) primary mission is to save lives and protect property through the issuance of warning for hazardous weather.
The NWS trains people to identify severe storms and tornadoes and report to local and county emergency management agencies. The NWS depends on real-time reports from trained spotters to know exactly what is occurring on the ground and under a storm.
This basic training consists of a slide and video program, which teaches spotters about severe storm structure and how to identify cloud features and other environmental clues to identify severe storms and tornadoes.
Communication systems and spotter networks are explained so the spotter knows where to report this information.