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The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office Division of Emergency Management will be offering Skywarn training to the public, emergency responders, and volunteer organizations. Skywarn training is a program developed by the National Weather Service to train citizens in the detection of severe weather and how to provide timely reports to the National Weather Service. Two training sessions will be offered, both at the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center EOC/Training room at 613 Minnesota Ave NW, please use the northwest entrance of the building. Class times are Saturday, May 4th from 3pm-5:30pm and Thursday, May 9th from 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Participants will be provided the Weather Spotter’s Field Guide as well as a multimedia presentation on severe storm features, safety information, and how to interpret warning information from the National Weather Service. Classes are completely free with no prerequisites. Anyone with an interest to gain knowledge on severe weather is encouraged to attend. There is no need to RSVP.

Following the training, there will be a brief analysis of the two destructive straight-line wind events that affected Beltrami County on July 2nd and July 4th, 2012.

For additional information, you may contact Christopher Muller at ph.218.333.8386, by email or the Beltrami County Emergency Management Facebook page.

-Christopher Muller

Emergency Management Assistant Director

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office


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