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March 8, 2013

Free NWS storm spotter training this Saturday

CLAREMORE — The National Weather Service is hosting a free storm spotter training at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Claremore Expo Center located at 400 S.  Veterans Parkway in Claremore.

The training is excellent and will last only four hours, according to OTEMS Director Kelly Deal.
Deal has been serving as the interim Director of Emergency Management for Rogers County.
Rogers County EM will be present to identify and sign up potential new spotter volunteers, according to Deal.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Norman conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. 
The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.
The training sessions cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features and proper reporting procedures, according to www.srh.noaa.gov.

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