WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth is planning a free severe weather training class this Friday in Montague.
The session will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Montague County Courthouse Annex.
This class is for organized storm spotters, anyone with an interest in severe weather, and/or anyone who wants to learn more about the severe weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared. This is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training sessions across 46 counties in North and Central Texas.
Tony Wadley, Wichita County Emergency Coordinator, says the service is vital to all Texomans.
“So, we are always looking to protect and be an asset to the community. So we provide that first level of notification that something is going on. We are watching those things as they come in, letting everybody know what precautions they need to take.”
Meteorologist Rick Smith says storm spotting isn’t just for weather fanatics.
“No real qualifications. Anybody can be a storm spotter. We’ve had spotters from grade school all the way up. It really just takes an interest in weather and really just an interest in helping people. that is what everybody here has in common. They want to learn to help their community to be safe when these storms roll through.”
Other classes in the region can be found on the National Weather Service website. This class is free of charge, and no pre-registration is necessary.