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Weather or Not

6/10/19, 6:14 PM

“GROUND TRUTH”

Today, Ranch Matters attended a WEATHER SPOTTER CLASS, hosted by Sheriff Jim Adkins at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Meteorologists Marc Austin and Dan Slagle from the National Weather Service (NWS)/ Pendleton, Oregon, presented an array of weather related subjects.

The class was informative, interesting, educational and included a slide presentation.

Weather Spotters are trained VOLUNTEERS, “who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologist make life-saving decisions.”

Spotters are the “eyes and ears in the field” and provide “GROUND TRUTH” to NWS.

Some TOPICS Covered:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather Technology
Why Spotters are needed
Storm Cloud Formations
Thunderstorms
Hail Storms
Tornadoes
Flash floods…

Video Excerpt # 1: INTRO

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223606301093439/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Video Excerpt # 2: WARNING AREAS

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223696634417739/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Video Excerpt # 3: SEVERE STORM REPORTS

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223738451080224/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Video Excerpt # 4: WATCHES

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223763257744410/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Video Excerpt # 5: THUNDERSTORMS…

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223806294406773/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

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Video Excerpt # 6: REPORTING…

https://www.facebook.com/100003322735103/videos/pcb.405960959997949/2223879294399473/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

 

Ranch Matters Staff

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