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Storm spotter class to be held in Sioux City

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (SUBMITTED) When severe weather happens, storm spotters have their eyes to the skies.

There will be a class held May 6th to learn how to be a weather spotter.  The class will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the Cargill Auditorium on the Western Iowa Tech Community College Campus.

To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and cooperating organizations, have established SKYWARN Spotter Networks. Although SKYWARN spotters are essential information sources for all types of weather hazards, your largest responsibility as a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms.

Members of the public who want to protect lives and property are encouraged to attend, as are volunteer police, fire, emergency medical, emergency management, and construction personnel.

The training will cover:

Basics of thunderstorm development

Fundamentals of storm structure

Identifying potential severe weather features

Information to report

How to report information

Basic severe weather safety

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