The annual Kent/Ottawa County Skywarn class will be held Tuesday evening, February 25, 2020 at Hudsonville High School Freshman Campus located at 3370 Allen Street. The event is free and open to anyone of any age but especially targets residents of Kent and Ottawa County age 16 and up. Doors open at 6 pm with the training from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
The material presented covers the basics of being a SKYWARN storm spotter, including learning about severe thunderstorms, funnel clouds and tornadoes, safety considerations for all hazards, spotter report criteria and spotter procedures. Becoming an official storm spotter for the county is optional after the training, not required.
SKYWARN storm spotter training participants should register at https://skywarn2020.eventbrite.com, print out their free tickets, and bring them to the training. There is much more information available on the eventbrite website.