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news Jamestown, 58401
Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

With warmer weather right around the corner, the potential for severe summer weather will soon intensify. Because of that, the National Weather Service has scheduled a SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Class at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the lower level of the Law Enforcement Center in Jamestown.

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The class will be conducted by a staff meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Bismarck. The class, which lasts about two hours, will focus on recognizing and understanding the different types of severe summer weather such as thunderstorms, down-burst winds, flash floods, hail and tornadoes.  Due to federal budget reductions, the last time this class was held in Jamestown was in May 2011.

The class is free and open to all organizations and individuals who want to become more familiar with how to identify severe summer weather. No registration is required. Attending this class does not require an individual to become an official National Weather Service weather spotter.

People who have previously attended this class are encouraged to attend again. The class is also a refresher.

For more information, contact the Stutsman County Emergency Manager’s Office at 701-252-9093.

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