Community severe weather seminar comes to South Bend

Whether you have an interest in weather, or just want to know how to keep your family safe during storms, this event is for you. The 5th annual Community Severe Weather Seminar will take place on Saturday, March 1 at the St. Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend (304 South Main Street). The event will start at 9:30 AM.

The seminar is a joint program with all three television weather teams in Michiana, the National Weather Service, and St. Joseph County Emergency Management. There will be a short talk about severe weather from the media, and then audience members will be able to pose questions to a panel of experts.

At 11am, the National Weather Service will begin a Spotter Training Class which will last till around 1pm. This class provides training on how to recognize the signs of severe weather in order to report threatening conditions to the NWS. The more eyes watching the sky, the faster severe weather warnings can get out to the public, potentially saving lives.

Light refreshments will be available. Plus, we will be giving out some great door prizes from local businesses (Border’s, Bruno’s Pizza, Culver’s, Indulgence, Legends of Notre Dame, Macy’s, Rico’s Filling Station, Ritter’s, South Bend Silverhawks, Subway, The Volcano and Zolman Tire).

If you can't make the event, but would still like to become a trained spotter for the National Weather Service, please click on the link below for a list of other spotter training classes to be held.

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