SOUTHINGTON - The National Weather Service will be sponsoring a local severe weather spotter training session on Nov. 1.
The session will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of JFK Middle School at 1071 S. Main St. It is open to the public at no charge. Amateur radio operators, emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are encouraged to attend.
Anyone 16 and older who completes the training can become a trained NWS weather spotter.
The session includes a 2 1/2-hour computer-based presentation on the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for severe thunderstorms, and the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow and rain measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding.
The session will also explain the procedure for reporting weather information to the NWS.
Safety procedures for summer severe weather, winter storms and flooding will also be covered.
Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil. Bringing a notebook is optional.
No preregistration is required. Contact Rob Macedo at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.