The National Weather Service will host a free Storm Spotter class next week in Manhattan.

The class is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday March 28 at Pottorf Hall, located within CiCo Park, and will last around 90 minutes.

The programs are hosted annually by meteorologists and emergency managers throughout the region.

They provide education on thunderstorm development and structure, safety, and how to report severe weather information.

Riley County also has a local storm spotter program administered through Emergency Management.

Volunteers also need to be amateur radio operators and can reach out to Riley County Emergency Management for more details.

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