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NWS in Lincoln to Host Severe Weather Spotter Training Classes

As March is getting closer that also means spring is around the corner and a greater chance of seeing severe thunderstorms impact the area. The National Weather Service Office in Lincoln has released the dates and times of severe weather spotting training classes that will take place in many communities in central and southeastern Illinois. Chris Miller, NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Lincoln, told Regional Radio News these classes are free of charge and will start in late February and run through April.

In our Regional Radio listening area, classes will be held in Taylorville, Effingham, and Charleston. Miller stated spotters play a huge role as they are the eyes on the ground during severe weather.

For more information on the weather spotting training classes, go to weather.gov/lincoln.


Monday March 7 - Eastern Illinois Univeristy in Charleston, Buzzard Hall Auditorium, 7-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday March 8 - Taylorville Fire Department, 202 North Main Street, 6:30-9 p.m.

Monday March 21 - Effingham County EMA Office, 311 Miracle Avenue, 6:30-9 p.m.


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