The National Weather Service is again offering virtual storm spotter training this spring. Go on-line to register for one of the 90 minute sessions.
Schedule link: https://www.weather.gov/arx/skywarn_schedule
Storm spotters are encouraged to receive training at least every other year, though well-done presentations make annual training interesting.
March 11 – 6:30 p.m. CST
March 16 – 6:30 p.m. CDT
March 22 – 10 a.m. CDT
April 1 – 1 p.m. CDT
April 7 – 6:30 p.m. CDT
April 15 – 10 a.m. CDT
April 20 – 6:30 p.m. CDT
Winona County Emergency Manager Ben Klinger has indicted that for
Skywarn events this spring and summer we can probably return to
operating net control from the Emergency Management office in the law
enforcement center, but he indicated that working net control off-site
worked well and he was pleased with the response and reporting last
FEMA courses recommended for amateurs interested in emergency response:
ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700. These courses explain the basics of incident
command which is the backbone of any emergency response. There is no
charge for these online courses.