The City of Azusa Storm Spotter Program
Spotting storms which may have a severe impact on the City of Azusa is the newest program offered to our residents. Identify and report these storms directly to the National Weather Service.
The City of Azusa, in conjunction with NOAA's National Weather Service, is proud to host a SKYWARN® Storm Spotter Program.
Through the use of dedicated volunteers, severe local storms can be quickly identified and reported in a timely manner to the National Weather Service. As we have all witnessed, severe storms throughout the country can threaten lives and property.
With Azusa being located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and so close to the Pacific Ocean, severe weather can develop locally in a very short period of time.
About The Program
The program is a free volunteer organization of people with an interest in the weather. Whenever significant weather is occurring, weather spotters call in a report to the local National Weather Service office, which is located in Oxnard. These reports provide important ground truth for forecasters, which improve forecasts and warnings.
Trained weather spotters provide an invaluable service to the community and the National Weather Service. Spotters attend a free training session which lasts about 90 minutes, and includes a question and answer session. Detailed information about various severe weather hazards as well as some background information about the National Weather Service is given during the training.
Spotters do not have to have professional weather equipment to become an official spotter. All new spotters receive personal spotter ID # and a packet with spotter instructions.
Want More Information?
To learn more about the project, visit the SKYWARN® website at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/
Interested In Becoming A Spotter? Apply Today
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