Weather spotter training March 1 in Galion

Staff report

GALION —The National Weather Service will conduct “Weather Spotter Training” in Galion, from 6-8 p.m. on March 1, in the cafetorium at Galion High School, 472 Portland Way North.

Being a storm spotter not only requires dedication, it also requires training.

Each spring, the Cleveland office of the National Weather Service trains members of police and fire departments, emergency management officials and amateur radio operators on spotting techniques.

The training is coordinated by Crawford County Emergency Management, and a National Weather Service meteorologist is the guest instructor.

The goal of the training is not just to recognizetornadoes, but to gain an understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances.

SKYWARN training is free and open to the public. Please attend the training session in Galion of you are interested in becoming a weather spotter. Again, the training session is March 1, from 6-8 p.m. in the cafetorium and Galion High School, 472 Portland way North.

You will be trained and enrolled in the program during this event.

If you have attended the class previously, it is suggested you renew your training every two years.

To register for training, clease call Crawford County Emergency Management at 419-562-6009 or email by Feb. 28.


Staff report