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25th Advanced Severe Weather Seminar - Saturday, March 12, 2016
Sponsored by the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016
from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Wheaton College, located in Wheaton, IL. Doors open at 7 a.m. (presentations will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m., however attendees are encouraged to arrive by 8 a.m. to provide enough time for checking in, finding a seat and to enjoy a continental breakfast). We are
pleased to announce that Tammie Souza, Weekend Meteorologist at Fox News Chicago, will be returning this year as our program emcee. The speaker line-up will be posted on this website once finalized.
The Advanced Severe Weather Seminar is geared toward individuals who will be on the front line of the weather warning system, including spotters, amateur radio operators, emergency management personnel, police, fire, educators, public works and utility workers. This severe weather seminar is designed
to provide continuing education to trained spotters who wish to broaden their understanding of advanced weather phenomena.
The seminar will be held in the Coray Auditorium, located in the Beamer Center, on the campus of Wheaton College (this event is not a function of Wheaton College).
Please view this
map for the directions and
download this map (PDF) for parking information. Please note that the Wheaton
College campus, including all parking and outdoor areas, are non-smoking
Advanced Severe Weather Seminar Registration Fee - $40.00
Registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a special give-a-way. All registrations with payment must be received no later than Wednesday, February 24,
PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF
REGISTRATION, OR THE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO WALK-IN
REGISTRATIONS OR PAYMENTS AT THE DOOR WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Registered individuals who find it necessary to cancel must contact the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at (630) 682-7925 as soon as possible. Cancellations received on or before the refund cut-off date of
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by 12:00 noon, will receive a full refund. Refunds will not be possible for cancellations received after Feb. 24 as materials and food will already have been ordered.
Presenters and topics are subject to change without notice
Basic Weather Spotter Classes
The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management partnered with the National Weather Service to teach Basic Weather Spotter classes. These free 2-hour classes are open to anyone interested in learning about severe storm and tornado spotting.
- Putting Safety first
- How Spotter reports are used
- Why the need for storm spotters
- Storm Structure and identifying intensity
- Safely observing and reporting severe storms
View the National Weather Service's
Spotter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For more information, including class dates, visit