Thursday, May 16, 2013

2013 Spotter Training Thursday May 16th

The annual SpotterTraining conducted by the Riverton Forecast Office is being presented in Afton at the Civic Center today, Thursday May 16th at 6PM.  It is an excellent presentation on how to identify Severe Thunderstorms.

Supercell Thunderstorm
Supercell Thunderstorm

The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement doppler radar information when severe storms and tornadoes threaten. These dedicated individuals volunteer their time to learn about and detect severe weather. Their valuable cooperation is important in the warning process. Weather reports from trained spotters are used along with doppler radar data to issue warnings of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods.

skywarnSevere Weather Spotter Talk Schedule

Below is a listing of upcoming severe weather spotter talks...


May, 2013 - Upcoming
DayCity, StateTimeLocation
16Afton, WY
(Lincoln County)
6:00pm MDTCivic Center 150 South Washington
Contact Information:
21Lander, WY
(Fremont County)
6:00pm MDTBLM, 1335 Main Street
Contact Information:
23Big Piney, WY
(Sublette County)
6:00pm MDTBig Piney/Marbleton Fire Hall, 203 Main Street in Marbleton
Contact Information:

1 comment:

  1. That pic of the supercell is unreal!

    Missed the talk in Afton, would have like to have gone... but we're up in Teton Valley, which is where we have found a place to move, in Alta.

    Looks like I'm on the fringes of Riverton and Pocatello for my forecast/warning area here, with Pocatello probably being a little more indicative of the valley..?