Polk County Emergency Management, in conjunction with local fire departments and the National Weather Service, is providing SkyWarn Training (also referred to as Storm Spotter). The session in Crookston will be held on May 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. in UMC’s Kiehle Auditorium.

    Polk County Emergency Management, in conjunction with local fire departments and the National Weather Service, is providing SkyWarn Training (also referred to as Storm Spotter). The session in Crookston will be held on May 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. in UMC’s Kiehle Auditorium.

    Basic training is from 6 to 7:15 p.m., followed by advanced training from 7:15 to 8:30.

    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 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 participants to the variety of storm phenomena which affect the area.

    For more, contact PCEM at 218 470-8263, visit co.polk.mn.us/EM, or email jody.beauchane@co.polk.mn.us.