Meadville Tribune

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February 15, 2014

Learn to become a Skywarn Spotter

MEADVILLE — Free, open-to-the-public training to become a National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter is set for March 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saint Brigid Church Social Hall, 383 Arch St., Meadville.

Being a storm spotter not only means dedication, but also training. Each spring the Cleveland office of the National Weather Service trains members of public safety agencies, emergency management officials, amateur radio operators and the public on spotting techniques. 

The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but also to have  some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances. 

Participants will be trained and enrolled in the program by instructor Gary Garnet, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Cleveland Office.

This event is sponsored by National Weather Service Cleveland Office, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency and Crawford Amateur Radio Society.

Those who plan on attending are asked to let Rick Ellis know by emailing him at or calling 724-2538.


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