Storm Spotter Weather Training set for next week

The Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency is offering a Storm Spotter Weather Training session on Monday.

“Tornado season is just around the corner,” said Dave Tucek, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. “It’s critical that everyone is prepared and safely shelters when severe weather occurs.”

The National Weather Service, partnering with the Bartholomew County Emergency Management, will conduct severe storm spotter training from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Officials say the training is free, open to the public and will be held at the Columbus Learning Center, located at 4555 Central Avenue. National Weather Service Meteorologist Dave Tucek is scheduled to describe cloud patterns and radar signatures associated with severe weather, how to report severe storms and how to remain safe.

“Being ready and responsive are keys to safety,” said Shannan Hinton, Director of Bartholomew County Emergency Management. “And volunteers observing and reporting severe weather, then distributed by the NWS and local media, helps lead to increased response and safety of everyone in Bartholomew County,” added Hinton.

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