National Weather Service Holds Class in Jackson

NWSMemphisTalkJACKSON, Tenn. — On Tuesday evening the National Weather Service in Memphis came to Madison county to hold a Storm Spotter class for the public. Storm Spotters in West Tennessee are extremely valuable to the National Weather Service and the VIPIR 7 Storm Team.

Being a Storm Spotter includes observing the weather as it happens and reporting severe weather or winter weather to the National Weather Service directly. By completing the 2-hour course tonight, those who attended the class became certified to send official reports to the National Weather Service in the event of severe or winter weather.

Thirty-eight people attended the class this evening which is held in Jackson at least once per year. There are no prerequisites for the course and the class materials are provided. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Gary Woodall strongly believes that every spotter is important, “One report can make the difference!”

There will be two more classes held in West Tennessee before this “semester” is finished. The next in Henderson at the Henderson Fire Station #1, at 505 Sanford St. on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm. The last will be in Bolivar at the Bolivar City Hall Municipal Center, at 115 N. Washington St. on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm.

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