Culver-Stockton to host storm spotter training in March
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – The National Weather Service will be presenting a Storm Spotter Class on Thursday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Culver-Stockton College. At the end of this course, participants will be able to sign up to be certified storm spotters.
Scott Huett, a St. Louis, Mo. National Weather Service forecaster, will be on campus to educate attendees on severe storms, precautions for tornadoes and hail, and identification and response techniques.
"The Storm Spotter class will address the nature and appearance of severe storms, including lightning, hail and tornadoes. These topics should be of interest to anyone who lives in the midwest where these storms are common. You may attend the course for your own benefit, to obtain information on these storms and the safety precautions that your should take. You may also elect, if you wish, to become a certified Storm Spotter for the National Weather service, and report severe storms when they occur in your vicinity," said Robert Sadler, C-SC professor of physical sciences.
Starting with a blue sky, individuals are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, what features to look for and where to find them. How to report vital information and basic severe weather safety are also covered. The class is a multi-media presentation using still pictures and video. Everything an individual needs to become a spotter is included in the class curriculum.
The training will take place in room 207 of the Herrick Foundation Center on C-SC’s campus from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 and is free and open to the public. To register, call 573-288-6333.
OTHER FEATURED ARTICLES