Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NWS to Hold Storm Spotter Training in Sallisaw

The National Weather Service in Tulsa will present a storm spotter training session beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The session will be at the Sequoyah County Emergency Operations Center, 112 E. Choctaw St. (the old Agent Funeral Home Chapel).

The training will last about two hours, said Steve Rutherford, the Sequoyah County emergency management director.

Anyone interested in storms is invited and encouraged to attend the free training session. Law enforcement officers who participate will receive two hours of CLEET credit.

The goal of the training session is not just to recognize tornadoes, but to have some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares spotters for the extreme and unusual circumstances that Oklahoma weather can bring.

Other topics that will be covered at the session include an update on the latest NWS technology and procedures, ideas for organizing/coordinating spotter groups and important safety considerations.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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