Northlanders Become Storm Ready

By KBJR News 1

Northlanders Become Storm Ready

May 19, 2012 Updated May 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Several dozen Northlanders are keeping their eyes to the sky more often after becoming certified storm spotters.

Carol Christenson with the National Weather Service helped train about 70 people during this morning's Northland's NewsCenter Skywarn training program.

The two-hour program gives weather fans a primer on what to look for when it comes to high winds, hail, lightening and tornadoes.

Chief Meteorologist Adam Clark says you can't put a price on having trained spotters should all "hail" break loose.

"Nothing beats a pair of eyes," Adam said. "We have all this technology with dual polarized radar and enhanced radar, you can't just beat someone actually seeing a tornado and reporting it."

Adam adds having more people with their eyes to the sky helps make communities safer.

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