CLINTON — Severe storm spotters are a vital part of the warning process.
They play a critical role in getting timely warnings and information out to the public during severe storms and tornadoes.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Lincoln, provides on-site spotter training classes annually between March and early April. The Weather Spotter Training class is designed for people new to severe storm spotting, as well as those that need refresher training. The training is comprised of all the information that spotters need to be effective and stay safe.
• 6:30-9 p.m. / Tuesday,
Courthouse / EOC
201 W. Washington Street
The public is invited to attend this training session. Anyone 18 years and older completing this class can be a certified weather spotter. DeWitt County depends on trained spotters to report severe weather when it occurs in the area. Their information is passed on to the National Weather Service, and helps them to determine whether watches or warnings need to be issued.