Sessions will also be held in Fosston and Fertile

    Polk County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, will conduct Skywarn Storm Spotter training classes in Fosston, Crookston and Fertile next week.

    Each class will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a 15-minute break in the middle for questions and refreshments. The Fosston session will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at the Embassy Community Center. The Crookston session will be held Wednesday, March 14 in Kiehle Auditorium on the U of M Crookston campus. The Fertile session will be held on Thursday, March 15 at the Knutson Community Center.

    These training classes are beneficial for those who simply wish to become better informed, as well as those who want to be designated storm spotters. The trainings will be conducted by a Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service.

    Individuals are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, what constitutes severe weather, and how to report this information. Additional information on severe weather safety is also covered. These classes are multi-media presentations which include detailed video.