OCEAN PARK - The National Weather Service will conduct training for volunteer weather spotters in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 facility at 26109 Ridge Ave in Ocean Park.

The training is for people who want to become part of the network of volunteer weather spotters as well as refresher training for existing weather spotters. Attendees will be trained on how to recognize cloud features and other weather phenomena that can produce severe weather, the criteria for reporting these elements and how wind storms can produce damaging winds along the coast. This information is directly used in the National Weather Service warning program to help protect lives and property of citizens. The training is free and open to the general public.

If you have questions contact Tyree Wilde, warning coordination meteorologist for NOAA's National Weather Service at 503-326-2340, ext. 223 if you have any questions.

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