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Weather spotter classes offered

The National Weather Service in Duluth is hosting free in-person and online Skywarn Spotter training classes in the region this spring. Skywarn is a cooperative effort between the NWS, local emergency management, and residents who volunteer to attend free classes and send weather reports to the NWS. Volunteers who commit to attending serve a vital need for the NWS by monitoring and reporting severe weather conditions. The reports help the NWS deliver accurate and timely severe weather warnings.

No weather background is necessary to attend a class, which will answer questions about thunderstorm...