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MCSO teaching local residents how to spot severe weather warning signs

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be teaching local residents how to spot early warning signs of extreme weather.

On Wednesday, January 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., MCSO is hosting a free two-hour Skywarn Storm Spotter class at its main operations office located at 692 NW 30th Avenue in Ocala.

Lightning and severe weather causes billions of dollars in property damage each year. According to MCSO, the training class provides a level of awareness that will help keep families safe from these conditions while also helping to minimize property damage.

Skywarn is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters throughout the country who provide accurate and timely reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

For more information, or to register for the upcoming class, visit the Skywarn Storm Spotter class webpage.