Picture a scene that is all too familiar in Indianapolis: You’re hanging out with your kids near the playground. The day has been sunny throughout the morning but just after noon you see what looks like dark clouds on the horizon. The wind starts to pick up and all of the sudden you hear those sirens that indicate severe weather is just about to strike. You make your way to shelter and find that the National Weather Service has issued severe weather warnings for your areas.
Have you ever wondered how people in the community are able to spot that upcoming severe weather? Other than the meteorologists who have constant access to radar, how can ordinary citizens spot storms so quickly and efficiently to offer warnings to others? If you’re interested in learning more about these severe weather spotters, you should attend one of the upcoming Spotter Training Classes being offered for FREE around Indianapolis.
You don’t have to preregister for these sessions, but rather just show up at the proper time and location. The sessions last around two hours, and you’ll leave knowing far more about spotting severe weather before it arrives. In one of the states that receives the most tornado damage, that kind of information can prove incredibly valuable. Here are this month’s Spotter Training Sessions in the Indianapolis area:
- 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the State Police Post 8468 on E. 21st Street in Indianapolis
- 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Hendricks Co. Govt. Center (355 S. Washington) in Danville
- 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the Fishers Town Hall (One Municipal Drive)
- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18 at the County Sheriff Building (1111 Hospital Road) in Franklin
- 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the IUPUI Campus Center (Room 309) in Indianapolis