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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Severe Weather Awareness

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Help keep your community safe by volunteering to become a trained severe storm spotter for the NWS. Storm spotters report hazardous weather to the NWS, which aids the warning process. Volunteers are trained by NWS meteorologists to identify and describe severe local storms, including severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods. 

Basic Spotter Training:

Wednesday, March 24th @ 1PM -

Wednesday, March 31st @ 7PM -

Tuesday, April 6th @ 7PM -

Advanced Spotter Training:

Tuesday, April 19th @ 7PM -

Statewide Severe Weather Preparedness/Awareness Weeks are an opportunity to increase awareness of and response to severe weather hazards.  They are scheduled throughout the spring, targeting a time before the spring severe weather "season" typically begins in the state.  Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in the drill for your local area, as this is an opportunity to test your communication methods as if it were a real situation.

Monday:     Severe Thunderstorms
Tuesday:    Receiving Warning Information
Wednesday:    Tornadoes  
Thursday:    Family Preparedness
Friday:        Flash Floods

What's a Watch?

Living in the most severe weather prone country in the world, your best defense is to be both prepared and informed.

1)    Know the local warning systems.

2)    Invest in a NOAA weather radio.

3)    Stay informed.

4)    Take action – indoors or out!

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