Storm Spotter Training Held in Henderson County

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LEXINGTON, Tenn. — With the recent cold weather, you may not be too concerned about severe weather right now. But truth is, West Tennessee is about to head into primary severe weather season in the spring. With it comes flash flooding, severe thunderstorms and deadly tornadoes. Thursday night, representatives from the National Weather Service in Memphis came to Henderson County to conduct a storm spotter training session. Those interested in becoming a certified storm spotter learned the science of severe storms and reporting techniques necessary to identify them correctly. Leaders say everyone should be aware of the weather any time of the year. “You know, we live in an environment where we have weather. Weather affects everybody. It affects commerce. people and their decisions on what they do on a day-to-day basis. If we are not aware of the weather they may not dress right for it. They may not know know that we have a severe thunderstorm warning out or any other thing that could potentially harm them,” said Andrew Chiuppi, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis. The National Weather Service Memphis office conducts numerous severe weather training session across the Mid-South throughout the year.

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