With storm season here, the National Weather Service relies on spotters in the field to relay information to meteorologists, who than pass that information to the public. Ed Shimon (Shi as in ship-shi-mun), a meteorologist with the National Weather Service says that spotters are extremely important.
If you are interested in taking a spotter class there are classes coming up. You can register at weather.gov/ilx/spotter.
The classes usually go 1 hour and 45 minutes with a break in between.
Shimon recommends a good PC for viewing the presentation and registering online for the many classes that are available.
For more information visit www.weather.gov/ilx/spotter.