Gillette – The warmer weather in the past week may have you thinking Spring is just around the corner but the reality is some of the snowiest months of the year are still to come. However, if you’re thinking ahead to Thunderstorms, Hail and Tornadoes, you may want to mark down Thursday, April 10th on your calendar.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Susan Sanders of the National Weather Service’s Rapid City Forecast Office will be conducting her annual two-hour training session in Gillette Thursday night, April 10th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Alan Mickelson Fire Training Center, 701 Larch Street in Gillette.
Free of charge and open to the public, this annual training session sponsored by the Campbell County Emergency Management Agency in conjunction with the National Weather Service has long been a favorite of weather watchers as well as those wanting to know more about what makes up the severe weather we experience during the spring, summer and fall in Wyoming. Historically these sessions have been well attended so you might want to arrive a little early to ensure a parking space and seat.
During the training, Sanders will show video clips and photos of some of severe weather from recent years within our region, discuss the elements they display which come together to create our severe weather and what to look for in cloud structures. The presentation will also include a discussion on storm safety, public warning and advisory systems and sources of information available to the general public.