Every spring as severe weather chances increase in Wisconsin, the National Weather Service offices that serve the state hold annual storm spotter training meetings to help recruit volunteers.
Their role is to help collect information regarding what actually took place during a severe storm, such as hail size, damage to buildings and trees, where flooding occurred, and if an actual tornado was spotted.
This year, those events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limits to large gatherings. So how has the National Weather Service adapted?
WTMJ’s Rusty Mehlberg spoke with Tim Halbach with the NWS office in Sullivan about how they adapted their training by going online.
Listen to the interview above, and click on the link below to find out more about storm spotter training.