Volunteers Learn How to Spot Severe Weather

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The Northland is in the early stages of severe weather season and that means the National Weather Service needs more eyes on the sky.

The Duluth office held spotter training Thursday where about 100 people showed up to learn how to spot and report severe weather activity.

Meteorologists with the weather service say spotters serve as a vital connection to the warning process.

“Our radar can only see so far in the sky and we have very limited knowledge of what’s going on right at that ground level. It’s essential that we get ground confirmation of what’s actually coming from the clouds,” said Joe Moore, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

If you’re interested in volunteering as a spotter, click here.

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