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posted: 3/8/2014 11:52 AM

Learn how to be a weather spotter at class in Crystal Lake

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Submitted by McHenry County Emergency Management Agency

In partnership with the National Weather Service, the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency will host a program that can teach you how to become a trained Weather Spotter.

This class teaches residents how to recognize severe weather, and how and when to report the information to the National Weather Service.

Trained spotters play an important role in helping warn our community about potentially severe weather.

In addition, this class will teach you how to protect you and your family when severe weather is threatening our area.

"Severe Weather Training" will be held on Thursday, March 13. Choose one: Session I is at 2:30 p.m. or Session 2 is at 7 p.m. at McHenry County College Conference Center, Building B, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The class is free, but registration is required. Register at

For more information, contact the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency at (815) 338-6400 or