WE WERE ABLE TO MANAGE HIGHS IN THE 40S AND 50S SO THE SNOW VANISHED FAST. YOUR 9 DAY FORECAST IS COMING UP SO STAY TUNED. BACK TO YOU BRIDGET. TIM: TONIGHT, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANNUAL STORM SPOTTER CLASS IS BEING HELD AT WESTERN IOWA TECH. THE CLASS FALLS. HE JOINS US LIVE FROM WESTERN IOWA TECH RIGHT BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS. THE EFFECTS OF SEVERE WEATHER ARE FELT BY MANY OF US DURING OUR LIFETIMES. TO OBTAIN CRITICAL WEATHER INFORMATION, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE’S NATIONAL OCEANIC SKYWARN SPOTTERS ARE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION SOURCES FOR ALL TYPES OF WEATHER HAZARDS, YOUR LARGEST RESPONSIBILITY AS A SKYWARN SPOTTER IS TO IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE SEVERE LOCAL STORMS. IN THE AVERAGE YEAR, 10,000 SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, 5,000 FLOODS, AND OVER 900 2,300 PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND INJURED THOUSANDS OF OTHERS. BECAUSE OF STORM SPOTTER REPORTS, SUCH AS THOSE YOU PROVIDED, PLUS THE ADDITION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND IMPROVED WARNING DISSEMINATION, THIS DEATH TOLL WAS REDUCED BY MORE THAN 800 FROM THE PREVIOUS 10 YEARS.