(National Weather Service Storm Spotter Class)…It will be held next week.
The Weather Service says even with sophisticated technology like radar and satellites, forecasters still need what they call ground truth information from trained weather spotters throughout the year. The class will teach how thunderstorms work, how to identify cloud features associated with microbursts and tornadoes, visually estimate wind speeds, and how Storm Spotter reports tie into warnings and advisories issued by the National Weather Service. The Strom Spotter training will be held Tuesday, April 8th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Imperial County Emergency Services, 1078 Dogwood Road in Heber. Following the presentation, completion certificates will be issued to the participants. Registration information available at weather.gov/phoenix.