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Published April 16, 2012, 03:18 PM

Help save lives when weather strikes by becoming a weather spotter

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Severe weather. We have all seen it and maybe even some of us have been affected by it. Now there is a way for you to help save lives and properties when weather strikes.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Severe weather. We have all seen it and maybe even some of us have been affected by it. Now there is a way for you to help save lives and properties when weather strikes.

The Skywarn Spotter program allows volunteers to spot and report severe weather. There are classes people have to attend in order to become a certified spotter.

At the class they teach you what sever weather is and what to report. Things that need to be reported are tornadoes, strong winds, and hail.

LT. BRYAN GREEN - Emergency Management Director: “The National Weather Service can see what is happening on the weather radar, but they don't have anyone out there so it is just another set of eyes and ears to know where the storm is going to go and what the storm is doing at this time.”

If you would like to become a spotter there is a class tonight from 6 to 9 at the Hawley Fire Department.

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