Leavenworth County Emergency Management will be hosting annual weather spotter training Tuesday in Leavenworth. But attendees do not have to be weather spotters in order to attend.

Leavenworth County Emergency Management will be hosting annual weather spotter training Tuesday in Leavenworth. But attendees do not have to be weather spotters in order to attend.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said anyone who is interested in severe weather can attend the presentation, which will be provided by a representative of the National Weather Service.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor Berchmans Hall on the campus of the University of Saint Mary, 4100 S. Fourth St. The event is free. No reservations are required.

Buchanan said the program serves as a refresher course for people who volunteer in Leavenworth County as weather spotters. But she said other members of the community typically attend as well.

The program is scheduled to last about two hours. Buchanan said the NWS presenter will talk about the science behind storms.

People who are interesting in becoming weather spotters can contact Leavenworth County Emergency Management at 913-684-0455.

Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said the county’s weather spotters are a dedicated group of people.

“Our volunteers are great,” he said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

Tuesday’s training will come ahead of what will be recognized in this area as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Buchanan said Severe Weather Awareness Week will take place March 4-8.

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