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NWS to present free storm spotter training

National Weather Service, Grand Junction, presents 2011 Severe Storm Spotter Training.

A local session — combined Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter Training — will take place 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Extension Office at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds.

The training session is free to the public.

Learn how to identify and report significant and severe weather to the National Weather Service, and learn how to accurately measure precipitation.

If you have questions about the training, contact Jim Pringle at (970) 243-7007, Ext. 726, or send an e-mail message to james.pringle@noaa.gov by April 14.

See http://weather.gov/gjt for more information.

Storm Spotter Training is provided in cooperation with southwest Colorado county emergency management agencies; CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network), http://www.cocorahs.org/; and Colorado Climate Center, http://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/.

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