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Become a Trained SKYWARN Storm Spotter

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  • Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:53 GMT
    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

  • Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:22:32 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:32:05 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

  • Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-09-24 00:50:51 GMT
    Source: NWFDSource: NWFD

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

You still have time to join a SKYWARN storm spotter training session, and it's free!  To become a certified spotter, you just need to attend one of the upcoming sessions hosted by the National Weather Service (NWs). The meetings last about 2 hours, and will teach you the basic fundamentals of science and meteorology.  These sessions are open to the public, and you're encouraged to attend even if you just want to learn more about weather.

Storm spotters play a huge role for the NWS when tracking severe weather.  

According to the NWS "effective spotter reports are a critical component of NWS severe weather operations. NWS meteorologists use science, technology, training, experience, and spotter reports when making warning decisions. An effective spotter report is one that is timely, accurate, and detailed."

Below is a list of sessions scheduled for Southeast Arizona. 

May 5th 6:00pm - Greenlee County Courthouse (223 Fifth Street, Clifton)
May 12th 6:30pm - Sells Recreation Center (Sells)
May 13th 6:30pm - U of A campus, ENRB Room 253 (520 N. Park Ave.)
May 14th 6:30pm - Marana Operations Center (5100 W. Ina Road, Marana)
May 24th 2:00pm - Oro Valley Town Library (1305 West naranja, Oro Valley)
May 29th 6:30pm - Sahuarita Town Hall Council Chambers (375 W. Sahuarita Center Way)

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