McPherson County Storm Spotter Training to take place March 16

By Staff Reports
March 09, 2015

The 2015 Severe Weather Awareness "Storm Fury On the Plains" presentation is scheduled for Monday, March 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building at 119 West Marlin in McPherson. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Chance Hayes, warning meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Wichita, will present on what to look for in severe weather season. The National Weather Service in Wichita conducts spotter training sessions, which are normally scheduled throughout the Spring months each year. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered. The session is a multi-media presentation, which includes detailed video. These spotter classes typically take about 1½ to 2 hours, and are open to the public. No prior experience is required, and there is no registration necessary to attend.