Storm Spotter Class

Press Release from Anita McBurnett, Director
Marshall County Emergency Management Agency

Storm Spotter Class Scheduled for April 11, 2019

A storm spotter class will be held Thursday evening April 11, 2019 starting at 6:00 pm at the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) located at 3550 Creek Path Road in Guntersville Alabama. 

The class is sponsored by EMA in conjunction with the Huntsville office of the National Weather Service, and the class will be presented by a National Weather Service Warning and Coordination Meteorologist. The class is free and open to the public.

This class will provide the training to enable anyone to know what to look for and how to report severe weather information.

By being the community’s “eyes and ears” on the ground, you can provide timely and critical information to the Weather Service and the local Emergency Management teams, enabling more accurate forecasting, weather warnings, and life-saving measures to be taken.

Please plan on attending to become more informed on how severe weather forms, how to safely watch for severe weather, and how to report observations to authorities.

Joining us will be Dr. Laura Meyers, a Social Scientist who has been working for several years now on “Why the Public Responds to Severe Weather Watches and Warnings the way they do”. I’m sure the recent tragedy in Lee County will be on the agenda for discussion.

Weather radio programming will be available during the class for anyone bringing a radio, and two new NOAA Weather Radios will be given away during the class. 

No registration is required and additional information may be obtained by calling 256-571-7329.