‘Weather Spotters’ training comes to CL

National Weather Service (NWS) Portland is coming to Cascade Locks to help recruit and train a stable of local weather volunteers in Hood River and eastern Multnomah County.

Hood River County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management and Multnomah County are teaming up to host the training from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Cascade Locks Fire Station, 25 WaNaPa St., Cascade Locks. The goal is to help enhance weather warning accuracy. The training will cover rainfall reporting, cloud identification, types of severe weather, measuring snow and wind, NWS weather terminology and criteria for calling in reports.

RSVP for the class at gorge-skywarn.doattend.com or call Justin Ross at 503-201-5805.

Trained Weather Spotters who witness irregular weather events would be extremely useful for monitoring changing conditions in the Eagle Creek Burn Area through winter and as snow melts in spring, said NWS in a press release.

News and information from our partners


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site. A user's first several comments must be manually approved by a moderator.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from the News and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)