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Weather spotter class scheduled

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – A free severe storm spotter training class will be at 6:30 p.m. March 4 in Room 1K4 at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

The training is expected to last 90 minutes. It is suitable for getting information on how to become a storm spotter, as a current spotter refresher course, or for those interested in personal safety.

A National Weather Service forecaster will present the slide and video program and discuss severe storm structure, how to identify cloud features, and environmental clues to identify severe storms and tornadoes.

For more information, call the Lee County Office of Emergency Management at 815-284-3365 or the Whiteside County Emergency Service and Disaster Agency at 815-772-5215.

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