SHERIDAN — The National Weather Service office in Billings, Mont., in cooperation with the Sheridan County Emergency Management Agency, will conduct SKYWARN storm spotter training May 2 in Sheridan.
This is an opportunity to become a volunteer severe storm spotter and learn how to identify and report severe weather to the local National Weather Service Office.
The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement Doppler radar information on severe storms.
Storm spotter reports are one step in the National Weather Service warning decision process for severe thunderstorms that produce damaging hail, high winds, tornadoes and flash floods.
The training will be from 6-8 p.m. in the Sheridan County Courthouse second floor meeting room (enter through the west courthouse doors).
The training is free and anyone interested in severe weather or becoming a trained severe storm spotter is invited to attend. Volunteers currently registered for the program are also encouraged to attend to stay updated on the latest reporting procedures.
For additional information contact Tom Frieders at the National Weather Service in Billings at 406-652-0851, ext. 223, or Dave Coleman of Sheridan County Emergency Management at 675-2569.