Up For Chasing Storms? Storm Spotter Classes Held In Fargo

Attendees learned how to spot dangerous weather in the field and how to report it back to forecasters

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service held a storm spotter training class at the Public Safety Building in Fargo.

The purpose of the course is to teach the public how to track dangerous weather and report it to forecasters.

Radar equipment used by forecasters often can’t see weather near the surface, so storm spotters fill in those blanks.

Also, being a meteorologist isn’t a requirement in becoming a storm spotter.

“Anyone who’s interested in tracking the weather is more than welcome to come and take the class,” said Seth Swenson, President of the Red River Radio Amateurs.  “It’s no charge, no registration required, it doesn’t take that long to learn it.”

There are a number of storm spotter classes held all across the Valley this spring.

For a list of classes and their locations, click here.

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