TWO More Storm Spotter Classes

April 09, 2007
J. McLellan 267-2542
mclellan@co.dane.wi.us
Emergency Management

TWO More Severe Storm Spotter Classes Dane County Emergency Management is announcing “Severe Weather Spotter” classes open to the general public FREE OF CHARGE. These classes are designed to educate participants to severe weather “clues” and familiarize them with where and how to use such information. As recent local history shows, tornados can strike anywhere and at any time. As local residents can attest, preparation for tornados, flooding, high winds and heavy rains saves lives and property. All classes are taught by Rusty Kapela from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sullivan, WI. Spotters can provide the “ground truth” that cannot be seen by weather monitoring equipment. You do not have to be or commit to being a spotter to attend the class. Classes will be available across Southwest Wisconsin throughout the spring. More information regarding the classes and a schedule for SW Wisconsin can be found at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx at the top of the web page. In Dane County, there are several “Spotters” classes scheduled for this spring: Thursday April 12, 2007 – Sun Prairie West Side Comm. Srvc. Bldg. (seating for approx. 120) 2598 W. Main, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Spotters Class – Registration Preferred Contact: Mark Wilcox 608 / 825-1705 Note: Available Seating goes to those who registered. Tuesday April 17, 2007 – Cross Plains Fire Department (seating for approx. 60) 1501 Bourbon Rd, Cross Plains, WI 53528 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Spotters Class Contact: J. McLellan 608 / 267-2542 Dane County’s first storm spotter class of the season had and estimated 210 persons which completely filled the engine bays of Fitchburg Fire Station #1. Seating is limited. Only Sun Prairie is requesting persons register ahead of time. For the Cross Plains class, plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes early. ###