National Weather Service to offer free winter storm spotter training Nov. 7

The National Weather Service will offer a free training session on how to spot the signs of winter storms at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Stodder Hall, Room 57.

Trained weather spotters help the NWS collect data to accurately report local storm information. Participants will learn how to measure and report winter weather phenomena including coastal flood erosion, high winds, rainfall, snowfall, ice accumulation and ice jam flooding.

Open to faculty, staff and students, the training will help support UMaine’s StormReady designation from the NWS.

For more information or to register, email Donald Dumont at