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Learn how to spot and report severe weather at this free class

Posted on 02/28/2017
Severe weather season is coming soon - do you know how to spot a storm?

Spring is coming, and with the warmer weather comes the danger of severe weather.
The Weld County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting a free Weather Spotter Training Class at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. The class is free, but a reservation is required by March 10.

Attendees will learn about different types of weather systems, and how to spot and report severe weather, such as tornadoes and thunderstorms. They will also learn how to stay safe in the event of tornados, floods and lightning.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” said Weld County OEM Director Roy Rudisill. “Weld County has had its share of weather-related disasters like the Windsor tornado and the September 2013 flood. That’s why it is important for Weld County residents to be prepared and knowledgeable concerning severe weather.”

Weather spotters are regularly used by the National Weather Service to help them provide timely warnings to the public when severe weather strikes. You can become a weather spotter by attending the Weather Spotter Training Class presented by the National Weather Service and hosted by the Weld County OEM at the Weld County Administration Building, 1150 O St., Greeley.

Contact the Weld County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 304-6540, or email Gracie Marquez at gmarquez@weldgov.com to reserve a seat in the training.