Press Release ‐ It may be difficult to think about hot summer days and the possibilities of thunderstorms, hail and funnel clouds/tornadoes with the new snow on the ground and more in the forecast…but it’s time for the annual Severe Summer Weather Training conducted by the National Weather Service.
Often called “Spotter Training,” that’s not actually purpose or focus of the annual two‐hour training session. However, topics covered will include storm safety, what goes into those severe summer storms, the signatures of tornado‐producing clouds, how to report severe weather observations to the National Weather Service, and what information you should provide when making such a report. We will also discuss our local warning systems and will touch on what would be best to use as storm shelters as well as any other questions you may have.
Hosted by the Campbell County Emergency Management Agency and conducted by the Rapid City Forecast Office of the National Weather Service, this year’s only session being held in Campbell County will be on Tuesday night, May 9th from 7:00‐9:00 p.m.
There is no charge for attending, and the training is appropriate for those Junior High and older.
The training will be conducted at the Gillette College Presentation Hall, 300 West Sinclair Avenue in Gillette. If you’ve never been to Presentation Hall…park in the main (south side)parking lot of the Gillette College building, and as you approach the main entrance there is a slightly smaller entrance to the right (east)…which will take you directly to Presentation Hall.