Severe Weather Spotter Training Class
- WHO: Everyone
- WHAT: Severe Weather Spotter Training Class
- WHEN: Friday, April 21, 2017 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
- WHERE: Civil Air Patrol, DuPage Airport, 32W581 Tower Road, West Chicago, IL 60185
Fox Valley Composite Squadron, the local unit for the Civil Air Patrol, is once again hosting their annual Severe Weather Spotter Training Class. This year, we are inviting the public to attend this FREE training. This is the very same class hosted by the National Weather Service and will qualify you as a trained weather spotter. This class covers severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.
Real-time reports are critical in issuing warnings and saving lives. Spotters are provide this real-time ground-truth of local conditions (detail that radar cannot often provide) — such as hail size, wind speed, tornado development and local damage — to help warn the public. Even as new technology allows the National Weather Service to issue warnings with greater lead time, spotters will always serve as a critical link between radar indications of severe weather and what’s happening on the ground. This class will qualify you, your family and friends to help with these valuable community safety efforts.
Registration for this event is required. If you’d like to attend, please register using the form below.
If you have questions or comments about this class, please contact:
Capt. Gary Brown
PHONE: (630) 660-8231