Storm Spotter training Wednesday at Madison College

Madison, Wis. – It’s never too early to prepare your tough climate protection plan.

At Madison College on Wednesday, participants in the Storm Spotter training were asked to learn the ins and outs of storm sporting from representatives from the National Weather Service.

During the two-hour training session, the instructors went through different storm situations, such as tornadoes, floods, and hailstorms, and explained the magnitude of the threat posed by each situation.

Although spring and summer often bring the worst storms, it is important to know what to look for throughout the year to protect yourself and your community, and this will help forecasters to keep people safe.

“One of the most important things we need to know is that we need reports from people on Earth to tell us what’s happening with a storm,” said Tim Hallbach, of the National Weather Service’s office in Sullivan.

Severe hurricanes frequently hit Wisconsin neighborhoods, causing trees to fall, windows to shatter, and flooding to cause significant damage.

Another NWS representative, Taylor Patterson, said it was crucial to receive notifications of a storm threat.

“Although this is a terrible situation, we are here to help you, to protect you, and to give you as much information as you give us,” Patterson said.

Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 4-8. In addition to preparations and educational training, a statewide tornado drill will be held on April 7 at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m.

For a list of more storm seater classes in the area, click here.

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