Weather spotter classes offered in Walworth County

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Staff | April 7, 2014

Two live weather spotter classes are being offered in Walworth County this month. Weather spotters are volunteers trained by the National Weather Service and/or a local Sky Warn group, and are given contact information to report a severe weather event, such as a tornado, flash flood or heavy thunderstorms in their local areas.

The classes will be offered on Wednesday, April 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Geneva City Hall, second level, 626 Geneva St., Lake Geneva; and on Monday, April 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Delavan Fire Department, 811 Ann St., Delavan.

Presenters for these classes will be retired National Weather Service meteorologist Rusty Kapela, and also members of the Milwaukee Area Sky Warn Association.

The classes are sponsored through the Walworth County Emergency Management and Walworth County Sheriff David A. Graves, in cooperation with the City of Delavan Fire Department, Delavan Fire Chief Tim O'Neill, the  Lake Geneva Police Department, Lake Geneva Police Chief Mike Rasmussen, and the Lake Geneva Emergency Management Division. 

Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged. To pre-register, call (262) 741-7700. Leave a message with the details requested.
For more information, contact Walworth County Emergency Management Director Lt. John Ennis at (262) 741-4616.

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