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For Your Protection: NWS Weather Spotter Training

Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-28 09:08:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- As we approach severe weather season, the National Weather Service is looking for new volunteers to train as weather spotters.

The training sessions are offered in an online webinar format that can be done from home.

Meteorologist Kelly Godsey with the National Weather Service says the basic spotter course is recommended for any first responder, emergency manager, or general weather enthusiast.

The 90 minute basic training is geared toward anyone over the age of 10.


WATCH the video below to see an extended interview with Kelly Godsey discussing the importance of weather spotters to the efforts of the National Weather Service.


Several webinar weather spotter training sessions are scheduled:

Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m.


To register for any of the webinars, visit this link:

If you have any questions about these courses, please email