Spotter Training Is Tomorrow!

| November 9, 2012 @ 6:15 am

Here at ABC 33/40, we only have one spotter training event every year, and that event is tomorrow!

Storm Alert Xtreme will be at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center tomorrow beginning at 9:00. If you are a current ABC 33/40 Skywatcher, or a volunteer storm spotter, you need to be there for “re-training”. Yes, we learn something new every year and share our knowledge at this event.

And, if you have never been trained, and want to help us during severe weather, you need to be there as well. Remember, the radar beam can be 5,000 feet off the ground or higher; the only way we really know what is happening at ground level is through the eyes of trained spotters. And, we need many more.

Brian Peters is our trainer; he is one of the best in the business. Brian was the Warning-Coordination Meteorologist (WCM) of the National Weather Service Birmingham before joining our team. I will lead a session on social media, live streaming, and communication techniques during severe weather. And, we are delighted to announce that Kevin Laws of the National Weather Service in Birmingham will lead a session on using dual-pol radar data.

If you have kids that love weather, bring them. If you want to make the Alabama severe weather warning process better, you need to come. And, after we are through, you will gain free admission to the Alabama International Auto Show, which is going on in the same building.

There is no need to register, and no cost. Just show up by 9:00.

See you tomorrow!


Category: Hodgepodge

About the Author ()

James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

Comments are closed.