Storm Spotter Class Coming to Clarke County

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The National Weather Service in Jackson will host a storm spotter SKYWARN class on Monday, March 24 at 6:30pm at the Clarke County Multi-Purpose Building, located at 101 Westwood Avenue.

The class is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register for the class, contact Clarke County Emergency Manager Eddie Ivy at (601) 479-2063.

Below is a description of SKYWARN classes from the National Weather Service:

SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. Storm spotters come from many walks of life, including fire fighters, law enforcement, and amateur radio operators. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather based phenomena to the NWS.

In addition to serving as a community's first line of defense against dangerous storms, spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS vital ground truth data, which helps the NWS perform our primary mission, to save lives and property.