Weather Spotter Training March 5, 2016

Post date: Jan 8, 2016 12:42:54 AM

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) and The Ohio State University Emergency Management are co-sponsoring the annual Tornado and Severe Weather Spotter Seminar by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus. The training and parking are free and open to the public.

If you are able to work the COTN recruiting booth at the event, please contact KD8TTE by radiogram or email to You can also register here to take the 2016 Weather Spotter Training.

The seminar, led by meteorologists from the NWS Forecast Office in Wilmington, Ohio, will provide specialized training to citizens, public safety officers and emergency management personnel in how to spot, report and prepare for tornadoes and other severe spring weather conditions in Franklin County. Trainees will gain better understanding of storm structure and how to distinguish tornadoes from lookalikes.

NWS depends in part on information from citizens trained to spot and report tornadoes and other severe weather events to help keep the community informed and safe with accurate reports and predictions of dangerous weather.