2013-04-11 / Community

News Brief

Marquette NWS seeks U.P. weather spotters

MARQUETTE – As seen in recent years, America is becoming increasingly vulnerable to weather events. Significant weather threats exist even in Upper Michigan, from winter storms to wind storms, to severe thunderstorms. Each year, the National Weather Service in Marquette gives Severe Weather Storm Spotter Training Presentations across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

This year’s National Weather Service presentation lasts approximately about 1.5 hours. Some of the topics include: the public’s role in building a weatherready nation, social media’s role in weather reporting, a recap of last year’s storms, basic radar and cloud interpretation, weather safety, and more.

A calendar of scheduled talks can be found on the National Weather Service Marquette website at www.weather.gov/mqt or find on Facebook. Additional information is also available by calling the National Weather Service at (906) 475-5212.

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