Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the state.
Angle says weather spotters are an exceptionally valuable resource.
Sometimes, young people become especially fascinated by the weather and they can make excellent spotters — for life.
Even if you’ve gone through the training before, he suggests taking the course every year as a refresher.
This year, the only local weather spotter training class will be held at the Dyersville Fire Station on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Registration is not required and it is free to attend.
(audio courtesy of Radio Iowa)