National Weather Service Training - Peoria County
Time:Begins at 10:00 AM
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University of Illinois Extension and the National Weather Service of Lincoln, IL are teaming up to offer a weather training class for local volunteers, event planners, and public safety officials.
Christopher Miller, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, will be training on the following topics.
Severe Storm Spotter Training (90 minutes)
The spotter training class is designed for people new to severe storm spotting, as well as those that need refresher training. It is comprised of all of the information that spotters need to be effective and stay safe.
Weather Considerations for Outdoor Events (90 minutes)
Weather is a key component of any effective outdoor event action plan. A thorough evaluation of weather hazards and continuous monitoring of evolving hazards can lead to more confident and effective decisions regarding the safety of event-goers.
The training session will give event planners and public safety officials guidelines for various weather hazards that can impact outdoor events. The importance of a “weather watcher” at local events will be highlighted, along with the basics of hazardous weather evaluation, where to get critical weather information for decision making, and a weather watcher checklist. A brief exercise will be conducted which will tie together all of the components for making decisions during an outdoor event.
Registration: Online registration form
Cost: This program is free.