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Storm Spotter Training Held in Washington, KCII Severe Weather Action Team Attends

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

The KCII Severe Weather Action Team brushed up on their severe weather knowledge Tuesday with the National Weather Service.

A storm spotter training class was held at the Washington Public Library and was free to the public. Senior Forecaster Andy Ervin began the presentation and weather spotter training, and shared the mission, “And the bottom line is we’re all here to protect life and property, that is the entire mission of the National Weather Service and we’d like it to be your mission when it comes to severe storms and your trained eyes on the ground.” Some of the topics covered included the difference between funnel clouds and tornadoes, what qualifies a storm as severe, and when a trained weather spotter should report what they’re seeing at the ground level as it can be different from what the radar is depicting.

Anytime there is a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning issued for Washington County, the KCII Severe Weather Action Team will bring you live coverage of the storm. And should the power go off, KCII will stay on air on AM and FM KCII and online at thanks to our back up generators.