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KENOSHA — A free Severe Weather Safety and Storm Spotter training session will be taking place at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., in Bristol. This free training session is a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management.

The class, led by an NWS meteorologist, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 25.

The public is highly encouraged to attend to learn more about severe weather and how it affects them, according to a news release. There is, however, no obligation to become a Trained Storm Spotter for attendees. No commitment is required to attend this informative event.

Law enforcement officers, members of fire departments, emergency medical service providers, public works, and amateur radio operators often play a vital role during severe weather. These individuals are especially encouraged to attend.

Severe weather/storm spotter training

Trained Storm Spotters provide critical information during severe weather to the county and the National Weather Service. They serve as the eyes and ears of the NWS. 

This class is an excellent resource for those who want to become Trained Storm Spotters or just gain more knowledge about severe weather and tornadoes.

Attendees will gain information about what information is needed to properly identify potentially hazardous weather. Topics covered will include:

  • Severe Weather
  • Weather Safety
  • How to be Weather Aware
  • Severe Weather Watches and Warnings
severe weather training, storm spotter training

Hazardous Weather in Wisconsin

According to the NWS, there were 26 tornados confirmed in Wisconsin in 2022.  This is higher than the state’s annual average of 23 tornados per year. Additionally, as of recently, there have been tornado warnings and other types of severe weather impacting the southeastern portion of the state.


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