With Summer weather on the horizon comes the stormy weather and if you would like to be more active in your community as a "severe weather spotter" here is your chance to become certified and really help and give back to your own community.
  • The National Weather Service (NWS) is now offering free training to become a severe weather spotters.
  • The class will be from 9 a.m.-noon on April 18 at Loveland’s Rialto Theater.
  • The certification as a Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter is awarded after a 90-minute basic severe weather spotter session, with more advanced training thereafter.
Located in Boulder, the NWS provides warnings for 22 counties with assistance from the weather spotters and after you receive your certification you will serve as "eyes" for the NWS.
The NWS conducts 25 to 30 basic and certification-level weather spotter training sessions each year mostly during March, April, and May.
To register please contact Loveland Fire and Rescue Lt. Pat Mialy and 962-253 or you can email him directly at mialyp@ci.loveland.co.us.
If you are interested in obtaining more information on Skywarn certification training please contact Robert.Glancy@noaa.gov.