Two Times - Two Locations
When: 10:00 am Tuesday, April 17th
Where: Washington County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 5th Street, in Cambridge, ID
When: 2:30 pm Tuesday, April 17th
Where: Vendome Events Center, 309 State St., in Weiser, ID
The community is invited to attend a Severe Weather Spotter Training Workshop co- sponsored by Washington County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS). The training session is slated for Tuesday, April 17th in the Washington County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Cambridge, Idaho on 5th Street in Washington County. The session will begin at 10:00 am and will last about an hour and a half.
Everyone is invited. If you are a current weather spotter, firefighter, law enforcement specialist, land management employee, emergency services technician, transportation operator, outdoor recreationalist, or just purely a weather enthusiast, this training workshop is for you.
Training will include definitions and climatology of severe weather, training on cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, and weather reporting procedures.
Across Southwest Idaho, over 100 volunteer weather spotters and cooperative observers provide valuable weather information which is fundamental in helping the NWS protect lives and property. Forecasts are often based on observer data, and even warnings for severe weather have been issued based on information received from trained volunteer spotters, cooperative observers and/or relayed by a HAM operator.
For more information about the NWS spotter program, please see our local office Web page at http://www.weather.gov/boise/ or our national severe weather awareness Web page at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml
Please bring a friend, relative or other interested weather enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you at the training session. If you have questions, please call Jay Briedenbach, NOAA, NWS (208) 334-9860, or Tony Buthman, Washington County Office of Emergency Management (208) 414-4744.