KNOX COUNTY WEATHER SPOTTING TRAINING
The Knox County Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the National Weather Service out of Lincoln, Illinois will be hosting a "Weather Spotter Training Class" this spring.
Sever storm spotters are a vital part of the warning process, providing potentially life-saving information to the communities and rural areas of Knox County. In addition, spotter reports provide NWS forecasters with the first-hand information that is necessary to issue warning and updates during severe weather events.
Topics covered in the spotter training class include:
- Thunderstorm development and features
- Types of Tornadoes, Landspouts and Gustnadoes
- Non-tornadic severe weather
- Resources for Spotters
- Spotter Positioning and Spotter Safety
- Effective Spotter reports
More information regarding NWS Weather Spotters can be found on-line.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend this training. there is no feel for the class. The class will held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 304 East Ferris St (corner of Ferris & Kellogg Streets) in downtown Galesburg. There is no pres-registration for this class.
Questions regarding this training may be directed to Tom Simkins, Knox County EMA Coordinator, (309) 345-3756 or by email at email@example.com