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Correction: date for SkyWarn training

The 2017 SkyWarn Spotter Training for Kittson County, and Surrounding Areas will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 6-8:30 p.m.

It was previously reported as April 5.

The training will be held at the Kittson County Courthouse Meeting Room, 410 South 5th Street, Hallock, MN.

Kittson County Emergency Management and the Grand Forks National Weather Service Office are providing a free SkyWarn Spotter training class to help you learn how to detect, report, and survive during this year’s summer severe weather season.

This SkyWarn Spotter Class is designed as both an informational class for the general public, and certification training for the serious SkyWarn Spotter. The class runs about two hours in length and covers in basic terms what severe weather is, how it develops, and how severe storms generally behave.  Computer graphics, slides and video clips will introduce the participants to the great variety of storm phenomena which affect the area.   

This class is POST Board approved for up to 4 CEU credits by the MN Peace Officer’s Association – Course number is 9054-0014.

For questions concerning the SkyWarn program or to find a SkyWarn Spotter class near you, contact Barb O’Hara, Kittson County Emergency Management Director at 843-2113  or check the National Weather Service website at: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf/preparedness/skywarn.php

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