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SKYWARN Storm Spotter class set for Tuesday

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ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security would like to remind you about the free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class on February 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SKYWARN is the National Weather Service program of trained volunteer weather spotters. The information trained spotters report, coupled with Doppler radar, satellite, and other data, enables the National Weather Service to issue the most timely and accurate warnings possible for tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flooding events.

 The primary focus of the SKYWARN Basic Storm Spotter course is to train interested citizens, along with members of local law enforcement, fire & rescue, emergency medical services, public works, amateur radio operators, etc…SKYWARN procedures for safely spotting and reporting severe local storms and weather based phenomena. This course does not encourage or teach spotters how to chase storms, but rather how to safely observe and report them.

This course to free to the public, but you must complete registration. To register call the Elmore County EMA/HS Office or contact Kim Trost at ktrost@elmoreco.org. You can register until 5 p.m. February 25.

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