Advanced Spotter Session Planned in Salina

An event for weather enthusiasts is coming to Salina.

National Weather Service meteorologists are currently finishing up their schedule of annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes. For those people who want to learn even more, a special advanced session will be offered this year.

The advanced spotter presentations are a rare event, not offered annually. The last time they were offered was about 5 years ago.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Robb Lawson tells KSAL News that the advanced sessions go much more more in-depth. Rather than focusing on the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for like the basic session does the advanced session is more science based. It will concentrate on the science behind severe weather, and the science behind weather forecasting.

Like the basic session, the advanced session is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

Advanced spotter sessions will be offered by the Wichita National Weather Service office in three locations, including in Salina. Here is the complete schedule of locations

  • Wednesday 4-6  6:30 pm Salina / Salina South High School
  • Thursday 4-7  6:30 pm Hutchinson / Hutchinson Community College
  • Thursday 4-14  6:30 pm Cowley County / Cowley Cinema 8

Members of the KSAL Severe Weather Team will be at the event in Salina, and will give away a weather radio.