Annual Weather Spotter Session Held at Homestead National Monument of America

BEATRICE – Approximately 80-people attended the annual Tri-County Storm Spotter Training session Monday night at the Homestead National Monument Education Center.

Becky Kern, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Valley, gave the presentation and explains why storm spotters are extremely important…

:53                              …ground truth

Kern says they have upgraded technology to help them track severe weather and storms…

:49                              …exact science yet

John McKee, the Emergency Manager for Jefferson and Saline Counties, says with severe weather season rapidly approaching, it is important for people to correctly identify what they are seeing in the sky…

:29                              …we’re getting close

Gage County Emergency Manager, Lisa Wiegand, says keeping close contact with the other Emergency Managers and the National Weather Service is very important for advanced warnings about severe weather approaching the area…

:32                              …we plan ahead

The National Weather Service office in Valley has ten full-time certified meteorologists on staff.


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