On Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Montpelier Fire Department, located at 760 Clay St, Montpelier, Idaho, Mr. Kevin Smith, Meteorologist, Pocatello National Weather Service will be teaching a weather spotters class.

An informative session about weather spotting which includes the proper training needed to become an official NWS spotter. Training includes definitions and climatology of severe weather, cloud and storm recognition, storm hazards and safety tips, weather reporting procedures, and a review of past severe weather events. The training is free and everyone in the community is invited.

Across eastern Idaho, over 850 volunteer weather spotters and cooperative observers have provided valuable weather reports which are fundamental in helping the NWS to protect life and property. Forecasts are often based on observer data, and warnings for severe weather have been issued based on timely, reliable information received from our trained volunteer spotters.

Everyone is invited to this training session. If you are a current weather spotter, firefighter, law enforcement specialist, land management employee, emergency services technician, transportation operator, outdoor recreationalist, or just purely a weather enthusiast, this training workshop is for you.

For more information about the NWS spotter program, please see http://www.skywarn.org/ or our national severe weather awareness Web page at http://weather.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml

Please bring a friend or other interested weather enthusiasts.