The National Weather Service needs spotters. Despite all the
modern technology at their fingertips, forecasters say there is no substitute for
The first such class locally in several
years will take place Tuesday (Mar. 13) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in downtown Parkersburg
at the Wood county Courthouse Judge Black Judicial Annex, 331 Market Street - directly
across Market Street from the Blennerhassett Hotel. There’s plenty of free
evening parking around City Hall and the Courthouse.
Participants in Tuesday’s two-hour class will become
certified weather spotters. There are no requirements or costs
involved; only an interest in weather and a willingness to share what your observartions with
those who work 24/7 to keep the public safe and informed.
For more information on becoming a weather spotter, call the
NWS at 304-346-0180.