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Posted on: March 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Skywarn Spotter Training Scheduled


Blue Earth County, Nicollet County and the National Weather Service will host Skywarn Spotter Training on Tues., April 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. The training will take place at South Central College in North Mankato and is open to all interested parties. There is no charge for the training and pre-registration is not required.

This course will teach the basic skills necessary to become a weather spotter. Storm spotters help their communities by participating in an organized effort to watch for approaching storms and warn of the formation of tornadoes or other threatening severe weather. Even with the use of Doppler radar equipment, there is a need for spotters in the field. Radar can only detect the parent circulation that spawns tornadoes and information is needed about whether tornadoes are actually being produced and to detect their precise location.

For additional information, please contact either Blue Earth County Emergency Management at (507) 304-4806 or Nicollet County Emergency Management at (507) 934-7872.

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