(Jefferson County) The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis, in coordination with county emergency managers, are offering storm spotter classes at a number of locations to prepare for severe weather season.
The classes are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Melissa Mainhart is a Meteorologist with the NWS in St. Louis. She says they are offering those classes in two different ways.
There are two in-person classes scheduled in the Regional Radio listening area.
The next class will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at Arcadia Valley Chapel in Ironton from 6:30-8:30pm.
The second class will be held on Tuesday, April 19th at Ste. Genevieve Fire House from 6:30-8:30pm.
Virtual spotter classes, which require advanced registration, will be held on Monday, March 21st and Thursday, April 7th. Both courses go from 7-8:30pm.
The classes are geared towards those who would like to assist their local community by becoming a volunteer storm spotter and reporting severe weather to the National Weather Service, or simply wanting to learn more about severe weather.