Northland's NewsCenter hosts Skywarn training session in early May

By KBJR News 1

May 25, 2014 Updated May 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)

May 10: Today's gorgeous weather provided no hassles to the 50 or so meteorology buffs who traveled to the KBJR 6 Studio this morning for Sky–warn training.

Sky–warn is a program of the National Weather Service that trains storm spotters from the general public.
Today's session was organized by Chief Meteorologist Adam Clark and taught by Kevin Huyck and Carol Christensen of the Weather Service.
They say that real eyes on the ground are a great boost to the eyes in the sky provided by Doppler radar.

"The radar only lets us see what's going on above ground level. We really need the reports from the people on the ground to correlate with our radar data and put information out that spotters have observed." said Kevin Huyck.

The question now is...
will those newly minted severe weather spotters have to put their skills to the test tonight?