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Storm Spotter Training in Chattanooga

February 1, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The National Weather Service depends on storm spotters in their SKYWARN system to help gather information about weather.  Volunteers attend training and become storm spotters, calling in weather conditions to the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service.  This information, coupled with the readings on a variety of instruments assists the meteorologist decide when to initiate severe weather warnings as well as helping learn more about local weather patterns.

Storm Spotters have been assisting the National Weather Service in the SKYWARN program for decades and play an important role in reporting local weather information.  the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in all of the National Weather Service offices work with thousands of storm spotters across the country.

The next Storm Spotter Training scheduled for Chattanooga will be held Thursday, February 3rd at the Red Cross building at 801 McCallie Ave in Chattanooga.  Classes begin at 6:00 pm.

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