Eyes on the sky: National Weather Service holds Storm Spotter training

NWS Storm Spotter Training held in Brazil. (WTHI Photo, Garrett Brown)

BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) – When weather takes a severe turn, you can step in!

The National Weather Service held a training for storm spotters in Brazil Saturday.

There, those passionate about weather learned about thunderstorms, how to identify cloud types, and more.

David Tucek with the National Weather Service shared that important information with the crowd.

He says the storm spotter is the bridge from what’s happening in the field, and computer models.

Tucek says, “They serve as our local eyes on the sky. When we are looking at radar data we are looking up into the storm clouds well above the ground level and we have an idea in our mind of what these storms should produce an the ground, based on what we see on the radar, but we don’t know that until we get a report.”

If you would like to take part in storm spotter training, there are still session planned in the coming weeks.

To see those upcoming dates, click here.