According to OurQuadCities.com, the National Weather Service is offering a free severe weather spotter training course.

It's that time of year where sever weather is pretty much a way of life in the Quad Cities. Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what its doing? Is "Twister" one of your favorite movies? Are you a fan of the TV show "Storm Chasers?" This is the class for you. Your chance to learn the terminology and understand what makes a storm severe.

Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.

The class is Wednesday, April 4th from 6pm to about 7:45pm at the Davenport Public Library, Eastern Avenue Branch, 6000 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807.

Get more info here.