Severe weather spotter class to be offered in Grand Junction

A weather spotter class will be offered in Grand Junction Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm, said Dennis Morlan, Greene County director of homeland security and emergency management. This class will be conducted at the Grand Junction Community Center and will give participants an opportunity to tour this new facility.

All members of regional fire departments, EMS units, law enforcement personnel, amateur radio operators, as well as the general public are encouraged and invited to attend this presentation.

The two hour class will be taught by personnel from the Des Moines National Weather Service. Included in the class will be a multimedia presentation containing information about identifying/reporting severe weather, severe weather safety, severe weather climatology in Iowa, thunderstorm types and threats, and more. There is no cost to attend the class.

Morlan further advises that due to budget limitations at the National Weather Service, this class can only be offered in Iowa’s rural counties on a biannual basis. Morlan urges interested individuals to take advantage of this class as it will be 2018 before it is offered again.

Additional information regarding the spotter’s class may be obtained by calling Morlan at 515-386-2535.

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