Dane Co. hosts weather spotter class

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DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Ever wonder what it would be like to work as a meteorologist?

Well you can get training to spot severe weather.

Dane County Emergency Management hosted the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Spotter Class on Tuesday.

A National Weather Service Meteorologist said having volunteers on the ground who can identify severe weather is a helpful resource to the community.

“We really rely on people who are on the ground to be able to tell us. These volunteer observers tell us exactly what’s going on the ground. The radar is a great tool, but it only looks above the ground,” said Tim Halbach, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service.

A second training session will be held on Tuesday night from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Middleton Police Department.

These classes are free and no registration is required.