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Tornado spotter classes set in Monroe, Blanchardville
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MONROE - Green County Emergency Management announces that two classes for local tornado spotters will be held this month.

A basic tornado spotter class will be held at 12:30 p.m. March 16 at the Monroe Fire Station at 1601 W. 17th St., Monroe. At 6:30 p.m., another basic spotter class will be held at the Blanchardville Fire Department, 208 Mason St., Blanchardville. These free classes run about two hours and are open to all first responders as well as the general public. Tim Halbach, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Milwaukee/Sullivan, will be presenting the class.

The emphasis this year, along with how to correctly identify a tornado, will be how to communicate with the NWS what is being seen, to provide an accurate report of what is happening at that location.

This class will not prepare one to become a tornado-chaser; that requires additional training and is not the focus of these sessions.

Due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the desired class. Contact Green County Emergency Management at 608-328-9470.

Additional tornado spotters' classes are also offered throughout Wisconsin. Check the NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan website at under "News Headlines" for dates and locations.

Additional resources to help prepare people for the storm season can be found at Green County Emergency Management's website at and on Facebook. Check these sites in April to enter a contest to win a weather radio.