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National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado March through May

 

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country.

These volunteers learn to identify potentially tornadic storms and other severe weather conditions before they occur. SKYWARN volunteer spotters help to protect the lives and property of the citizens of South Texas by relaying critical life-saving information in a timely manner to the NWS.

Before each severe weather season, the NWS in Pueblo conducts SKYWARN training classes. These classes begin in March and continue through mid-May. The classes are free, are open to the public, and run about 1 ½ hours in length.

Classes are taught by a NWS Pueblo meteorologist! Here is a list of the classes scheduled so far:

Hasty – March 11, 2019
Springfield – March 18, 2019
Lamar – April 2, 2019

For more details, including times and locations please visit:
http://www.weather.gov/pub/spotters

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