Rickie Traeger Blog: Svengoolie, Super Bowl, SKYWARN Training


Good afternoon!

Today is the Super Bowl.   Who are you going to be rooting for?

I am going to be rooting for the underdogs, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Last I saw the Patriots were up by 5 points in the spread. I don’t know if that has changed since. But the Patriots were definitely the favorites.

We watched Svengoolie last night.  We didn’t watch much of the Godzilla ones. Last night he played the movie “ANTS”  which was pretty good. It was good to see something besides Godzilla. We love Svengoolie, but didn’t care much for the Godzilla marathon lol.  I never heard of the movie ANTS before. Was neat to see a “new” movie and it was pretty good. We all enjoyed it!

We got a little bit of snow outside now. Not much though. Maybe an inch or 2. They are talking about more snow tomm. they said “Possible significant amounts” that will be nice to see. I love snow, I just hate the cold, lol. I know ya can’t have one without the other, but hey 😛
Speaking of weather, below I posted the SKYWARN training information

To all those interested in storm spotting, the NWS has released their Winnebago County training schedule for our area.

Date: Wednesday, March 14
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Cherry Valley Fire Station 2, 4919 Blackhawk Rd. Rockford, Il 61109

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.

Additional classes can be added. Please check back for updates.
All classes last about 2 hours.
They are free and open to the public.
Classes are appropriate for all ages. Ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.
Pre-registration is NOT required unless specifically noted for a particular class.
Classes are scheduled in collaboration with local emergency management officials.
You may attend a class in any location, offered by any NWS office, regardless of where you live.




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