ROCKY MOUNT - Have you ever wanted to learn more about severe storms or how to relay what you see to the National Weather Service (NWS)? You have an free opportunity Wednesday night.
The Blacksburg National Weather Service will hold a free basic weather spotting class at the Franklin Center on Claiborne Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
No registration is required.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Phyl Hysell will introduce you to the basics of storm spotting, including how to tell if a storm is rotating or not, and how to relay vital information to the NWS during severe weather.
While meteorologists have advanced radar and technology to sample storms with, its the actual ground truth that helps verify if a storm is producing severe weather or not.
For more information on the SkyWarn program, visit the NWS webpage at https://www.weather.gov/rnk/skywarn or contact Mr. Hysell at 540-552-1613 extension 2.