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Storm spotters class readies area

Meteorologist trains crowd how to spot, report severe weather

A supercell forms outside Grandfield, Okla. Supercells are the most dangerous storm formations, according to the National Weather Service, capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds, heavy rain, lightning, and golf-ball-size or larger hail. (Photo by Justin Terveen/Urban Fabric Photography)

By Joy Tipping, Managing Editor

Are you ready? It’s likely coming soon — June through April is when Mother Nature typically dumps its nastiest spring weather on Northwest Missouri, according to U.S. National Weather Service meteorologist Joey Welsh.

Welsh, who works out of the NWS Kansas City office in Pleasant Valley, spoke Monday evening at the Farris Theatre. About 75 people of all ages attended the Storm Spotter Training event, soaking up information on how to assess weather patterns for potential serious storms, as well as how to prepare and protect yourself and loved ones, and how to report activity in your area.

The event was sponsored by Ray County Emergency Management.

The complete story is in the Friday, March 9, 2018 Richmond News.

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