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Weather Service Spotter Class on Tuesday
Posted on: 03/09/2012
By  Mike Cullums
 
The National Weather Service needs spotters. Despite all the modern technology at their fingertips, forecasters say there is no substitute for “ground truth.”
 
That’s why the NWS forecast office in Charleston conducts a series of spotter classes every spring.
 
The first such class locally in several years will take place Tuesday (Mar. 13) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in downtown Parkersburg at the Wood county Courthouse Judge Black Judicial Annex, 331 Market Street - directly across Market Street from the Blennerhassett Hotel. There’s plenty of free evening parking around City Hall and the Courthouse.
 
Participants in Tuesday’s two-hour class will become certified weather spotters. There are no requirements or costs involved; only an interest in weather and a willingness to share what your observartions with those who work 24/7 to keep the public safe and informed.
 
For more information on becoming a weather spotter, call the NWS at 304-346-0180.
 
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