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National Weather Service’s StormReady class offered locally March 9

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        Interested in weather? The National Weather Service is offering a virtual StormReady class on Tuesday, March 9th for Pickens County residents. 

Anyone can take the training class, offered virtually from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9th. The free class will teach you how to spot severe weather situations and report it to the National Weather Service.

Reporting is done via phone, online or social media.

The class teaches what parameters are reportable and what the NWS is looking for - damage, the time of the weather event, type of damage, etc. The class also teaches such things as learning to recognize cloud formations that indicate severe weather is approaching.

To sign up for the class, email John Nicholson, Pickens’ Emergency Management director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.