The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training in Viroqua, April 14 in the Viroqua High School Cafeteria starting at 6:30 p.m.
The class will last around two hours and includes a multimedia presentation. Training is intended for storm spotters or potential storm spotters, but is open to the public and free of charge. A review of past tornadoes will be included.
The NWS relies heavily on actual storm reports from “spotters”, which can include sheriff’s departments, local emergency management officials, police and fire departments, amateur radio operators, or anyone else that has attended one of these classes. These reports can prompt warnings that save lives, which has been proven many times through the years when severe weather strikes.