‘Tis the season — to be a ‘Storm Spotter’

_________________________ March 29, 2019

As we embark on severe weather season, the National Weather Service hosts Storm Spotter Shows to educate folks to be prepared.

These are annual events that begin in February, presented by National Weather Service meteorologists, and scheduled at local venues.

Severe weather includes thunderstorms that have potential to produce lightening threats, hail, flooding, or tornadoes, says Chad Omitt, Meteorologist from the Topeka office. He is one of the “Storm Spotter” hosts.

The shows feature multi-media presentations, that cover cloud formation examples to help recognize if the formations indicate severe weather. Plus, advice to be prepared to protect yourself and your family in the event of severe weather.

The latest Storm Spotter show on the 2019 schedule is in Manhattan, at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Here is a list of remaining shows this year.

Dickinson County, in Hope
St. Phillips Catholic Hall
101 South Main Street
7 p.m. — 9 p.m., Monday, April 1st.
Link to more information here.

Wabaunsee County, in Eskridge
Mission Valley High School
12913 Mission Valley Road
7 p.m. — 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 2nd.

Jefferson County, in Oskaloosa
Oskaloosa High School
404 Park Street
7 p.m. — 9 p.m., Tuesday April 9th.

Cloud County, in Concordia
Cloud County Community College
2221 Campus Drive, Room 205
7 p.m. — 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 10th.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan
315 S. 3rd Street
6 p.m — 8 p.m., Thursday, April 11th.
Link to more information here.

***Admission for all shows is Free. For more information, plus a chance to take an online training, visit here.

Similar training sessions are held in the Central Kansas Counties, in conjunction with local Emergency Management offices. Find the schedule information here.

 ______ top image by Jacquée T.

3 thoughts on “‘Tis the season — to be a ‘Storm Spotter’”

  1. I have always loved storms! Love to sit out on porch and relax to the sound of rain. I can usually spot a storm coming.

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