Skywarn Severe Weather Training – Oceana/Mason/Muskegon SaturdayMarch 6th, 2014 at 1:33 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The First Skywarn Training Session was tonight at Grandville High School (4700 Canal Ave, SW). This was for both Kent and Ottawa Counties. Skywarn sessions are free – sometimes they have refreshments and Storm Team 8 hopes to have a prize or two to raffle off to a lucky attendee in Muskegon. We had a couple hundred people out for the Kent/Ottawa meeting Thurs. night. Here’s a full list of training sessions for this winter/spring in West Michigan. The Oceana/Mason (10 am) and Muskegon sessions (2 pm) are this Saturday. You are free to attend any session, you don’t have to go to the one in your county. Here’s some online Spotter Training and the online Spotter’s Field Guide. Spotting is not just tornadoes and severe thunderstorms…spotters measure rain and snow, report flooding, icing and high wind gusts.
Also, thunderstorms in California…A Jupiter, FL, weather station reported 6.17 inches of rain Weds. evening.