Weather spotter training is Tuesday

Mexia News Staff Report

Limestone County residents will have the opportunity to get training in their own county next week to become weather spotters for the National Weather Service.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth will conduct storm spotter training Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m. at the Limestone County courthouse to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The classes are free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.
The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.
The training sessions are typically about two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features and proper reporting procedures.
This class is for organized storm spotters or anyone with an interest in severe weather. The training is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training sessions across 46 counties in North and Central Texas.

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