National Weather Service
Severe Weather SKYWARN Spotter
Tuesday May 8, 2012
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Search and Rescue Building
710 Rosita Avenue
The National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado will be conducting
Severe Weather Awareness & SKYWARN Spotter Training Session in
Westcliffe in Custer County on Tuesday, May 8th from 6:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. at the Search and Rescue Building, 710 Rosita Avenue.
The session will consist of two parts. The session will describe how the Weather Spotter is
involved in the “warning decision process”, and will discuss severe
weather procedures and identification. Still photos and interesting
video will be shown in the severe weather identification section of
the session, including the 2007 tornado in Custer County.
Weather Spotters are volunteers who report severe weather
conditions, such as large hail, damaging winds, tornados, etc.
directly to the National Weather Service in Pueblo via a toll-free
800 telephone number or the internet.
Weather Spotters will continue to be a most important link in the
National Weather Service's severe weather warning decision process.
Information from weather spotters has often allowed for confirmation
of severe weather after an official warning has been issued, and
occasionally are the first notice that severe weather has developed
in an area.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the following e-mail:
addition, a weather observer
network has been growing across the state of Colorado over the past
few years called CoCoRaHS. People who would like to provide
their readings of snowfall and precipitation to the Colorado Climate
Center in Ft. Collins each day can now do so with little effort. If
you are interested in participating, more information about CoCoRaHS
can be obtained from their Web site: