You can become a National Weather Service spotter

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SACRAMENTO, CA - Weather forecasting continues to improve along with technology, but some of the best tools we have are the eyes and ears of people living in areas affected by severe weather.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Sacramento is seeking volunteers to be SKYWARN Weather Spotters. On-the-ground reports help improve warnings and forecasts. This is especially helpful at elevations from 2,000 feet and above and in rural areas. These areas have fewer reporting sites so filling in data with spotter reports can help greatly improve storm tracking.

The next spotter training class is March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This online training session will focus on providing weather spotter training and weather safety information for those wishing to become a spotter or as a refresher for existing National Weather Service spotters.

For more information you can click on the following link to register:


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