“We have some new material in the 2009 spotter training program,” said Gary Woodall, warning coordination meteorologist at the Fort Worth NWS office. “We will present the information in the form of a checklist for the attendees to utilize. Most of the storm photos and video clips are different this year. We have reworked many of our graphics. We’ll have more identification cases, and we’ll discuss the operational aspects of storm spotters in detail.”
The program is free and open to the public. “By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms,” Woodall said. “Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how storms work and the visual clues you can identify when storms are in your area. We will discuss severe weather safety tips. This will better prepare yourself and your family for the threats that storms pose.”
The Hopkins County severe weather program is one of over 40 that the Fort Worth NWS office will conduct between January and early April. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings and weather services for 46 counties in North and North Central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the National Weather Service, visit the Fort Worth Forecast Office’s website at:
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