- A storm spotter class attracted nearly a hundred people to Rhinelander Thursday afternoon.
Attendees of the class learned about cloud formation, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash flooding.
However, Emergency Management Program Assistant Dawn Robinson says the main focus was on how to become a certified storm spotter.
"Storm spotters are a valuable resource to us in the community because we have people out there all the time doing all sorts of activities," said Robinson.
Storm spotters provide the necessary field reports for the National Weather Service.
Robinson says anyone can become a storm spotter after taking the class and registering online.
"And they can help everyone because timing is essential during emergency events, especially weather related events. Timing is of the essence," said Robinson.
The National Weather Service in Green Bay put on the class.