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Become a National Weather Service storm spotter at training in Eagle, June 14

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This tornado was spotted in Eagle on Monday.
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EAGLE — The Eagle County Office of Emergency Management is sponsoring free storm-spotter training on Wednesday, June 14, at the Main County Building, 500 Broadway in Eagle. Representatives from the Grand Junction Forecast Office of the National Weather Service will lead the training.

According to the National Weather Service, reliable ground truth information is as important as Doppler radar and satellite imagery for issuing warnings and forecasts for the protection of lives and property. One of the fastest and most reliable sources of this data is a volunteer weather-spotter network.

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Anyone with an interest in weather and a desire to provide timely information to National Weather Service forecasters for use in warnings, forecasts and climate statements is invited to take part in the training. A basic storm-spotter class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by an advanced storm-spotter class from 8 to 9 p.m.

For more information about the National Weather Service storm-spotter program and the upcoming classes, visit http://www.weat her.gov/gjt/spotter.