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Skywarn training offered in Cook County

Northland Skywarn training coming to Cook County
Northland Skywarn training coming to Cook County

The National Weather Service offers training for volunteers who are interested in being part of the Skywarn program. The next opportunity for training is Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais.

Anyone can become a Skywarn spotter for the National Weather Service. No special equipment is needed and each training session lasts up to two hours.

Participants will learn about detection and reporting of life-threatening thunderstorms, large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. This includes information on types of clouds associated with severe weather, funnels, and rotation.

There are about 2,000 Skywarn spotters across the Northland who report to the National Weather Service.
This local training is sponsored by Cook County Emergency Management.