As a member of the Tennessee community, I understand that it is important for Tennesseans to be aware of the ever-changing Tennessee weather. One day it feels like a warm summer day in June and the next it feels like a crisp Thanksgiving. This might happen in February. Also, it is almost impossible to tell when it is “tornado season” any longer. The main topic of discussion in our great state always seems to be the weather. Being prepared is great, but I am more than willing to leave it to the professionals. Even though this class may be offered for residents, I would rather for a meteorologist with years of experience to tell what is going to happen. One class doesn’t seem to qualify anyone for weather predictions, especially when the people looking should be the very ones taking shelter and ensuring the safety of their families. With the weather changing so much so very quickly, it could very well lead to confusion and a surge of telephone calls or emails to the weather station (who reports to the public) in a very short amount of time. These days, the slightest thing interest people and this could also lead to false alarms. While it is wonderful for the average person to be in the know, I think it’s best to let the experts tell us what to do and what it is in such life-or-death situations!