The National Weather Service may also call you for "ground truth" as to what is actually happening near your house. Most likely their call would be to confirm an element of potentially severe thunderstorms, like large hail, or damaging wind. Other calls may be to verify heavy snowfall or peak wind speed associated with large winter storms.
There will be a class held in Battle Ground on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Fire and Rescue Dollars Corner Station #26, 21609 NE 72nd Ave, Battle Ground.
There will also be a class held in Kelso on Tuesday, November 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County Search & Rescue Rizad Building at 1800 Western Lane.
To register for the Cowlitz County class, please call 577-3130 or email DEM@co.cowlitz.wa.us.
Both classes are FREE and are great learning opportunities. Even if you choose not to be a Weather Spotter volunteer, you still get great information about weather and meteorology and you can annoy your friends and family with scientific weather facts. Yay!