01/30/2020 – Storm spotters provide first-hand severe weather reports to their local officials, and to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, which is used to make critical warning decisions.
Being a storm spotter not only means dedication but also training. Each winter and spring the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service trains members of police and fire departments, emergency management officials, and amateur radio operators on spotting techniques. The goal of the training is not just to recognize tornadoes, but to have some understanding of storm structure, which in turn better prepares the spotter for the extreme and unusual circumstances.
Other topics covered include an update on the latest NWS technology and procedures, ideas for organizing/coordinating spotter groups, and important safety considerations.
This event is hosted by US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma and Owasso Emergency Management.
Owasso, OK 74055