The National Weather Service will be in town later this month for a free severe weather training session.

The past year has brought extremes to the state of Texas. There were numerous tornadoes on April 29th and areas of drought and wildfires. The state even had record setting rains near Houston from Hurricane Harvey. In other words, 2017 pretty much had it all. The 2018 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials want you to be ready.

To get ready, you are invited to the most recent Skywarn storm spotter class. The National Weather Service will be offering a free class at the Skywarn severe weather program on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The program will be held at Grayson College’s Center for Workplace Learning Auditorium in Denison and is held in partnership with the Grayson County Emergency Management office.

This class is free of charge and no pre-registration is necessary. This class is for organized storm spotters and/or anyone with an interest in severe weather. This is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training.