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News Release
Weather Spotter Training Offered in Newport, Oregon - 10/08/18

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland welcome those with an interest in the weather to attend an upcoming weather spotter training in Newport, OR.

The training is on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Oregon Coast Community College in the Community Room located at 400 SE College Way in Newport, OR.

The National Weather Service Spotter Program is a network of volunteers training in identifying irregular weather events. These volunteers call in to report abnormal weather conditions where they live.

The training will cover: cloud identification, gauging rainfall, measuring hailstones, types of severe weather and wind, rating snowfall, NWS Weather terminology, and criteria for calling in a report.

Those interested in receiving the training and becoming volunteer weather spotter or those who are already weather spotter and want refresher training are welcome to attend. The training is free, no registration required and open to the public. We hope to see you there.



Respectfully submitted,

Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Emergency Management
225 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon 97365" target="_blank">
(541) 265-4199 Office

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