Weather Spotter Training Coming to Southeast Colorado

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017

The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training for citizens and emergency responders each spring as the severe weather season approaches.

A session for Kiowa County residents will be held Wednesday, April 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kiowa County Courthouse, located at 1305 Goff Street in Eads. The class is a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The session is free of charge and open to everyone.

Participants receive information about:

- latest hot topics about National Weather Service

- when and how to report severe weather

- the basics of thunderstorm development and storm structure

- severe weather safety tips.

An RSVP to thomas.magnuson@noaa.gov is required if you plan to attend.

A typical session lasts around 1 1/2 hours.  Snacks and beverages are usually not provided.

Other sessions in southeast Colorado over the coming week include

April 3, 6:30 p.m. - Baca County - Baca County Emergency Operations Center, 29400 Highway 287, Springfield

April 4, 6:30 p.m. - Prowers County - Lamar High School Auditorium, 1900 South 11th Street, Lamar

April 5, 6:30 p.m. - Kiowa County - Kiowa County Courthouse, 1305 Goff Street, Eads

April 6, 6:30 p.m. - Otero County - City Council Chambers, 601 Colorado Avenue, La Junta