JIm Duncan, Director
ONLINE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE THROUGH FEMA’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE.
National Weather Service Spotter Training
The National Weather Service (NWS) needs volunteers to provide severe weather reports. Spotters relay their reports to the Weather Service as they see it. This information is used by forecasters to track storms and alert the public to dangerous weather situations. Time and time again, reports from trained weather spotters have saved countless lives, especially during heavy rain, thunderstorms and wind storms.
The spotter program is informal. Spotters may continue their daily routine and work schedule. They do not need to notify the NWS when they are on vacation.
The National Weather Service, in cooperation with Walla Walla County Emergency Management, will hold spotter training on April 9th, 2014 at 10:00 AM at:
WALLA WALLA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND LEGISLATIVE BUILDING
2ND FLOOR TRAINING ROOM
314 WEST MAIN
This two-hour course will include information about the National Weather Service, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flash floods, dust storms, high winds and winter storms. Students who complete the course will receive a training certificate.
If you enjoy watching the weather and wish to provide a valuable public service, this is the course for you. We look forward to meeting you!
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