North Iowans who have a keen interest in the actions of Mother Nature should consider becoming an official spotter. Kelsey Angle, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says spotter training classes start next week at locations all across the state.
Over the years, more than 45-hundred weather spotters have been trained in central Iowa alone and Angle says they’re an exceptionally valuable resource.
Sometimes, young people become especially fascinated by the weather and they can make excellent spotters — for life.
Even if you’ve gone through the training before, he suggests taking the course every year as a refresher. The first of the area training sessions will be April 5th in Cerro Gordo County. It will be at the Mason City Police Department located at 78 S. Georgia Avenue.
The next session locally will be for the Kossuth and Humboldt County area on April 13th. I twill be at the Water’s Edge Nature Center located at 1010 250th Street in Algona.
The third and final area training session will be April 20th for the Winnebago and Hancock County area. The site is yet to be determined. However all training sessions will begin at 6pm.