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Weather spotter training offered Feb. 21

The Lee County Office of Emergency Management and Ogle County Emergency Management Agency will host a weather spotter training presented by the National Weather Service on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL Rte. 2, Dixon in room 1K04. 

The class begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour and a half. 

The training consists of a slide and video program, which teaches about severe storm structure, and how to identify cloud features and other environmental clues to identify severe storms and tornadoes. 

This training is open to anyone interest in the weather.  

This is an opportunity for local industry safety team representatives, who are tasked with the job of issuing severe weather instructions to employees to understand or refresh on signs of approaching severe weather.  

Spotting approaching severe weather and issuing a timely warning will saves lives.  

In a factory, on a farm, out in the yard, or on a sports field or golf course, this class could provide lifesaving information.

No fee will be charged for the class. 

For more information, contact the Ogle County Emergency Management Office at 815-562-1001, trichter@oglecounty.org, or Lee County Emergency Management Office at 815-284-3365 or by email atesda@countyoflee.org   

Seating will be on a first come first served basis.