The National Weather Service has advised us that all scheduled weather spotter classes have been CANCELED due to the CorVid 19 outbreak.
They will let us know if get rescheduled in the future.
The Darien Fire Department and the City of Elkhorn Fire Department in cooperation with Walworth County Emergency Management will be hosting Weather Spotter Classes this Year.
The classes are open to all persons interested in learning about Severe Weather and how you as a citizen can report your observations to the National Weather Service Sullivan.
Most people don't know that the Weather Service can only see what is happening on radar. Based on this they along with the Storm Prediction Center in Kansas can only see what is on the radar.
The farther out from the radar the less they can see on the ground.
This first hour of this class will help you to understand how important it is to take warnings seriously, be prepared and have a plan.
Have a plan for reunification with you family if you are separated and unable to contact anyone by phone, email, or text.
The second hour of the class will teach you how to communicate with the NWS Sullivan and send them, texts, emails, snap chats, tweets or photos. This will give the forecasters a view of what is happening and where.
Most likely you will not be able to speak with anyone, however they will get the information and use it to help others.
The forecasters are extremely busy during severe weather and do not take phone calls from the general public.
They greatly appreciate your input and will use it to update their information.
I highly encourage everyone to attend these informative classes. They have up to date content on recent storms and the video and slides are updated every year.
If you cannot attend one in Walworth County, Check here for other locations that are holding classes.