Weather conditions can change with lightning speed on the Western Slope and gleaning reliable real-time information from the ground can play a critical role in National Weather Service forecasters’ projections and data collection. Grand Junction based NWS meteorologist Jim Pringle says he will bring a two-segment, one-evening Storm Watcher training course to Montrose on Thursday, August 15th. Pringle says the course is designed to train Western Slope residents how to recognize and identify the area’s versatile weather related phenomena.
The storm spotter and weather safety training will be presented by the National Weather Service in Montrose, Colorado, on Thursday evening, August 15th, from 6 to 9 PM at the Montrose County Fairgrounds’ Pioneer Room in Friendship Hall at 1001 N. Second Street. Pringle adds that the training will include two classes: the Basic Storm Spotter Class will be from 6 to 8 PM, and the Advanced Storm Spotter Class will be from 8 to 9 PM. No RSVP or registration is necessary. Participants should just show up for the training.