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NWS Storm Fury on the Plains Presentation in Russell is March 28

National Weather ServiceThe annual National Weather Service "Storm Fury on the Plains" Weather Spotter Training presentation will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM at the Dream Theater at 629 North Main Street in Russell.

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichita have again partnered with local Emergency Management offices in Kansas and will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season.

NWS staff will provide an in-depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather and severe weather safety.

The presentations are hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies and typically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest in weather. There are no fees to attend, you do not have to register and you do not have to sign up to be a spotter. So, if you are interested in learning more about severe thunderstorms and their hazards, please take the time to come out and join them for a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

The award for the Russell County Volunteer/Emergency Worker of the Year also will be presented.

KRSL Russell Radio will hand out the new 2017 Storm Alert Maps, too.

For more information, please contact Russell/Ellsworth County Emergency Manager Keith Haberer at [email protected] or 785-483-5100.

(Information courtesy NWS Wichita)

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