Become a part of Evanston’s early warning system.

The City of Evanston Office of Emergency Preparedness will sponsor two free Spotter Training classes to teach community members how to detect the approach of severe weather.

Taught by the National Weather Service, interested parties can attend a two-hour session at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. on Monday, March 3, in the Parasol Room of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Registration is not necessary.

Learn why we need spotters, severe weather terminology, what to report and severe weather safety. Attendees will also learn about supercells, landspouts, night spotting and more.   For more information, call (847) 866-2999 or email

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