Mercy to host severe weather spotter training program

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Do you always keep an eye on the sky, looking for the next change in weather? Make it official by becoming a Skywarn spotter for the National Weather Service. Mercy Hospital will host two free trainings for interested volunteers and/or weather enthusiasts.The 90-minute program will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 30, or at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Mercy’s education classroom. Anyone can become a Skywarn spotter for the National Weather Service. No special equipment is needed.

The National Weather Service’s Skywarn program provides training to volunteers in the detection and reporting of life-threatening thunderstorms, those that contain large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. There are about 2,000 Skywarn spotters across northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin reporting to the Duluth National Weather Service.

Interested people are asked to pre-register for the free program by calling Mercy at 218-485-5618 or by emailing Laura Majcin at lmajcin@mercymooselake.org.