Meteorologists use radar
where tonadoes might
. But, the radar
can't detect actual tornadoes. People are needed for that.
That's a problem because people without any training don't know
what to look for in a storm. To solve this problem, the National Weather
Service regularly trains volunteers for the SKYWARN program. Anyone who
is interested can take the classes. SKYWARN spotters form a network
across an area to let the NWS know what's happening with the weather.
Meteorologists use spotter reports to issue tornado warnings.
Storm spotters are different than storm chasers
. Spotters work
in organized networks to observe severe weather for the NWS. They also
only work in one area, usually their county.
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