Benton County To Host Storm Spotter Class

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The Benton County Emergency Management Agency is hosting a free weather spotter class on Thursday (March 6), according to a news release put out today.

The class will be at the Ruth Hale Barker Middle School, and it will start at 7 pm. The duration of the class is expected to be approximately two hours. No preregistration is required for the class.

Storm safety, storm spotting, and storm recognition techniques are what the class will focus on. A National Weather Service meteorologist will serve as the guest instructor.

“The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but also to have a better understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter and communities for severe weather,” the news release stated.

Benton County is a StormReady County. Storm Ready helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during the event, according to the news release.