Storm spotter and precipitation measurement training offered

A Severe Storm Spotter training and Precipitation Measurement Training will be conducted in Pagosa Springs Thursday, April 9.

The training session will take place from 7:30-8:30 p.m., on the second floor of the Pagosa Fire Protection District building at 191 North Pagosa Blvd. Those attending are asked to use the west entrance.

Learn to accurately measure precipitation in your own backyard. No experience is necessary. Trained help is needed to assist the National Weather Service (weather.gov/gjt) and the Colorado Climate Center, via CoCoRaHS (www.cocorahs.org).

CoCoRaHS training will be provided by Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist and director of CoCoRaHS, and Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS national coordinator (www.cocorahs.org).

There is no need to register for this class — simply show up the night of the meeting. The training is provided as a free service to anyone who has an interest in severe weather and climate.

If you have questions, or need further information, contact Jim Pringle at (970) 243-7007, Ext. 726, or james.pringle@noaa.gov by April 1.

The storm spotter and CoCoRaHS training schedule is also posted on the National Weather Service Web site: weather.gov/gjt.