Weather Spotter Training set for Pinedale May 20
by National Weather Service
May 12, 2015
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Riverton will teach a Severe Weather Spotter training class in the Board Room of the Sublette County Library in Pinedale at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. The free, 90-minute training class is open to the public.
The training session details how thunderstorms develop, outlines appropriate safety actions, and uses video and digital images from across Wyoming to help volunteers learn to identify and report severe weather. All course materials are provided and completion cards will be given to all volunteers. Current weather spotters are encouraged to attend this session as a refresher.
"These volunteers serve as our eyes and ears, and are especially important in our sparsely populated state," said Chris Jones, warning coordination meteorologist at the Riverton NWS office. "Spotter reports supplement what we see on radar and help us paint a more complete picture of what is happening."
Additional information on storm spotting is available on the local National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/riverton or by calling the Riverton office toll-free at 1-800-211-1448.