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University of Illinois Extension serving Fulton, Mason, Peoria and Tazewell Counties

Tazewell County
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Fulton County
15411 N IL 100 Highway
Lewistown, IL 61542-9468
Phone: 309-547-3711
FAX: 309-547-3713
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Mason County
127 S High St, Ste 1
Havana, IL 62644-1496
Phone: 309-543-3308
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Peoria County
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-685-3140
FAX: 309-685-3397
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed Noon - 1 pm)

Upcoming Events

National Weather Service Training

April 7, 2018 (10:00 AM )

University of Illinois Extension - Mason County branch
127 S High ST, Ste. 1
Havana, IL 62644 (Mason County)

University of Illinois Extension and the National Weather Service of Lincoln, IL are teaming up to offer a weather training class for local volunteers, event planners, and public safety officials.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch on your own 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

University of Illinois Extension, Mason County Branch Office  - lower level
127 South High Street, Suite 1—Havana, IL  62644

Christopher Miller, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, will be training on the following topics.

Severe Storm Spotter Training (90 minutes)                                  

The spotter training class is designed for people new to severe storm spotting, as well as those that need refresher training. It is comprised of all of the information that spotters need to be effective and stay safe.

Weather Considerations for Outdoor Events (90 minutes)

Weather is a key component of any effective outdoor event action plan.  A thorough evaluation of weather hazards and continuous monitoring of evolving hazards can lead to more confident and effective decisions regarding the safety of event-goers.

The training session will give event planners and public safety officials guidelines for various weather hazards that can impact outdoor events. The importance of a “weather watcher” at local events will be highlighted, along with the basics of hazardous weather evaluation, where to get critical weather information for decision making, and a weather watcher checklist. A brief exercise will be conducted which will tie together all of the components for making decisions during an outdoor event.

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