Weather spotter training Dec. 13 at GHC

The National Weather Service will conduct a training session for those interested in becoming Skywarn Weather Spotters from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Grays Harbor College.

The weather spotters act as the Weather Service’s eyes and ears on the ground and help gather information, especially during severe weather events.

Ted Buehner from the Weather Service’s Seattle office will train new and veteran spotters, including interested citizens, amateur radio, CERT, citizen corps, and fire and law enforcement staff, on how to look for and report significant weather events. Training includes video demonstrations. Spotters are needed, particularly in rural parts of Grays Harbor County as well as those who have weather instrumentation, such as an anemometer.

The session will be in Room 1512 in the Library Building at the college.

If you plan to attend, please call Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, (360) 249-3911 or email

If planning to attend this spotter training session, please RSVP so an appropriate number of handout materials can be on hand. Class capacity is 50, so sign up early! We look forward to seeing you at this Skywarn Weather Spotter training session, and receiving your hazardous weather reports.