Storm Spotter Classes for Spring 2016

skywarnStorm Spotters in West Tennessee are extremely valuable to the National Weather Service and the VIPIR 7 Storm Team. Being a Storm Spotter includes observing the weather as it happens and reporting severe weather or winter weather to the National Weather Service. By completing a short training course, you will be certified to send official reports to the National Weather Service. We will then relay your reports directly to the public on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News, our social media pages, and our smartphone app.

The classes are free, open to the public, and will last approximately two hours featuring slides, videos, and a quiz. Only one class is required for certification. There are no prerequisites for the course and the class materials will be provided.

DATE TIME LOCATION POINT OF CONTACT
03/08/2016 6:30pm Dunklin Co.: 1st United Methodist Church, 300 College Ave., Kennett MO Larry Kelley
dcemer@yahoo.com
03/08/2016 6:30pm Tipton Co.: Emergency Operations Center Building, 8629 Hwy. 51 S, Brighton TN Tommy Dunavant
tdunavant@tiptonco.com
03/10/2016 6:30pm Weakley Co.: Law Enforcement Facility, 7951 Highway 22, Dresden TN Jamison Peevyhouse
jamison@wc911.com
03/14/2016 6:30pm Monroe Co.: Location TBD Robert “Bunky” Goza
rgoza@monroecoms.com
03/15/2016 6:30pm Lee Co. MS: Board of Supervisors Building, 300 W. Main St., Tupelo MS Lee Bowdry
lbowdry@co.lee.ms.us
03/21/2016 6:30pm Tallahatchie Co.: EOC Building, 203 S. Panola St., Charleston MS Thad Roberts
jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
03/22/2016 7:00pm Shelby Co.: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6865 Poplar Pike, Memphis TN Joe Lowenthal, WA4OVO
wa4ovo@gmail.com
03/24/2016 6:30pm Gibson Co.: Emergency Services Office, 1246 Manufacturers Row, Trenton TN Rickey Graves
gcema@usit.net
03/28/2016 6:30pm Obion Co.: Obion County Public Library, 1221 E. Reelfoot Ave., Union City TN Bill Dahnke
bill.dahnke@oclibrary.org
03/31/2016 6:00pm Hardeman Co.: Municipal Center, 211 N. Washington St., Bolivar TN Don Taylor
dmtemal@aol.com
04/04/2016 6:30pm Alcorn Co.: Northeast @ Corinth McCollum Hall, 2759 S. Harper Rd., Corinth MS Ricky Gibens
rgacfs@avsia.com

Please check back with us here and at www.srh.noaa.gov/meg/ for updates to this schedule as dates, times and locations of spotter training classes are subject to change. For more information, contact the National Weather Service in Memphis at sr-meg.wx@noaa.gov

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