NWS to host spotter training in Emporia

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As severe weather season approaches, so too does the need for storm spotters in the area.

The National Weather Service in Topeka is hosting a storm spotter training seminar Tuesday evening in the Bowyer Community Building. Meteorologist Kevin Skow explains what people can expect.

Skow says they try to refresh the talk each year with new material, so those who have come to past talks are encouraged to stop by again. Skow says weather spotters are an important aspect to forecasting storms.

The spotter course generally takes between 90 minutes to two hours and is free to attend. The course begins at 7 p.m.

If you can't make it out to the Emporia session, three more opportunities are coming up in Osage, Coffey and Wabaunsee counties. Storm spotter training will take place Thursday evening at Lyndon High School, April 2 at the 4H building in Burlington and April 4 at Wabaunsee High School in Alma.

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