Get ready, get set, go! was the theme of the night at Jasper County's weather spotting training seminar. It's all about knowing what to look for, how to prepare for severe weather, and how to react once it hits. Meteorologist Mike Griffin with the National Weather Service in Springfield taught the class. He tells News Talk KZRG what he wants you to walk away knowing.
"I want people to walk away not scared of severe weather. I want them to be confident to know, 'Hey I know what that is, and I know how to report, and I know what to do if it's threatening me.'"
Those in attendance learned how to spot different types of clouds and rotation in the sky, as well as how to read the doppler radar. There were also a large number of kids in class. Griffin says it's never too early to teach your kids about severe weather. 10-year-old Wesley Roughton was paying attention.
"I thought it was interesting. Where the tail is pointing on a tail cloud, it would usually go that direction, but not all the time."Each participant was given a certificate of completion for attending.