Weather Spotter Training Is Coming To Mini-Cassia

An informative session about weather spotting which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review of past severe weather events. This is our annual training and everyone in the community is invited. The training will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Interested parties should come to the Rupert Police Department located at 633 Fremont Ave where Meteorologist Nicole Peterson from the Pocatello National Weather Service will conduct training.

Across eastern Idaho, over 850 volunteer weather spotters and cooperative observers have provided valuable weather reports which are fundamental in helping the NWS to protect life and property. Forecasts are often based on observer data, and warnings for severe weather have been issued based on timely, reliable information received from our trained volunteer spotters.

Everyone is invited to this training session. If you are a current weather spotter, firefighter, law enforcement specialist, land management employee, emergency services technician, transportation operator, outdoor recreationalist, or just purely a weather enthusiast, this training workshop is for you. Please bring a friend or other interested weather enthusiasts.

For more information about the NWS spotter program, please see http://www.skywarn.org/ or our national severe weather awareness Web page at http://www.weather.gov/safety/

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