NWS looking for weather ‘spotters’

The National Weather Service needs help in identifying and reporting significant, localized weather events. The NWS wants to hear from people interested in Skywarn Spotter training.

Besides citizens at large, the service is interested in hearing from persons involved with amateur radio, citizen corps, law enforcement, fire, transportation and public works and those with access to weather-related instruments.

Training topics include NOAA weather radios, criteria for recognizing and reporting hazardous weather events and NWS information. The need for spotters is particularly great in rural Pierce County.

Reservations are requested as class capacity is 36. Materials will be provided. Further information is as follows:
Site: Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, 2501 S. 35th St., Tacoma
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 30
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
RSVP: Jody Woodcock, Pierce County Emergency Management, 253-798-7021 or jwoodco@co.pierce.wa.us.