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Storm Spotter Training Session taking place in Florence on February 22

The National Weather Service in Huntsville is giving anyone with an interest in weather the opportunity to become a certified storm spotter.

The storm spotter classes will be held in February and March. The classes are free and open to the public and typically last two hours.

On February 22, a storm spotter class will be offered at the University of North Alabama East Campus Education Research and Inservice Center (address 1640 Tune Avenue, Florence, AL 35630) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Additional classes will be offered throughout north Alabama and south Tennessee. Click here to see the list of classes, locations and times. Inclement weather or other factors may cause the schedule to change, so please check the list before you decide to attend a class.

Those who attend the classes will learn:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety