NWS to Present Class on Squall Line Tornadoes

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by Sam Clanton


REEDS SPRING, Mo. – Those wanting to learn more about tornadoes and straight-line winds are invited to attend an upcoming weather spotters class presented by the National Weather Service.

Stone County Emergency Management is hosting the course, titled “Squall Lines and Squall Line Tornadoes”, on Tuesday, February 20th, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Reeds Spring High School Library.

The class will focus on radar features associated with squall line hazards. The basic physical processes that cause windstorms and tornadoes will be introduced, along with the evolution of a special class of squall lines, called derecho.

Other topics include warning strategies for squall lines, cloud formations and storm spotting strategies.

The class is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page.