Finger on the Weather

Additional storm spotter classes scheduled in Sedgwick County

A thunderstorm forms along the Kansas-Oklahoma border near Ashland. (May 7, 2013)
A thunderstorm forms along the Kansas-Oklahoma border near Ashland. (May 7, 2013) File photo

Sedgwick County Emergency Management has released its schedule of storm spotter training classes for 2015.

Two of the 20 classes will be presented by the National Weather Service, while 18 will be handled by emergency management personnel — but the classes are essentially the same. Most classes will start at 6:30 p.m., though there are a few exceptions.

There is no cost to attend and no prior experience is necessary. Members of the public are encouraged to attend because the two-hour classes include videos designed to teach the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structures and features, how to recognize them, and how to stay safe from them.

Information on when, what and how to report severe weather is also included.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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