A free storm spotter class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Collin College, Central Park Campus Conference Center.
Spotter training is conducted annually by the National Weather Service.
Amateur radio operators make up the backbone of the SKYWARN spotter network.
In some communities and counties, law enforcement and fire officials serve effectively as storm spotters.
Public utilities workers, electric and telephone crews, and city/county/school employees may also serve as storm spotters, along with interested members of the general public.
This is an excellent opportunity to have your law enforcement, fire, dispatchers, city/county workers, Community Emergency Response Teams, and interested citizens trained in how to spot severe weather in your community.
For additional information on Collin County ARES visit their website at www.collinares.net.
The center is located at 2200 West University Drive in McKinney.