Severe Weather Spotter Training

By: Lee County Emergency Management Agency Release
By: Lee County Emergency Management Agency Release

DIXON, IL -- The February 23 Severe Weather Class week that was cancelled due to severe weather has been rescheduled for April 11.

In preparation for severe weather season, the Lee County Office of Emergency Management is hosting a weather spotter training presented by the National Weather Service on April 11 at Sauk Valley College in room 1K4 at the east end of the campus. The class begins at 6:30 PM and will last approximately 90 minutes. The training consists of a slide and video program, about severe storm structure, and how to identify cloud features and other environmental clues to identify severe storms and tornadoes.

This training is open to anyone interest in the weather; including the general public, fire, police and public works agencies. This is a great opportunity for local industry safety team representatives, who are task with the job of issuing severe weather instructions to facility employees, to understand or refresh on signs of approaching severe weather. Spotting approaching severe weather and issuing a timely warning will saves lives. Whether you work in a factory, on a farm, out in the yard, or play on a sports field or golf course, this class could provide you with lifesaving information.

There is no charge for the class. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Lee County Emergency Management Office at 815-284-3365 or by email at esda@countyoflee.org


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