The final Severe Weather Awareness and Storm Spotter training presented by National Weather Service is tonight in Huron. Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp gave a similar presentation in Mitchell April 20th……[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/05/Heitkamp-1.mp3|titles=Heitkamp-1]
He’ll set the tone for the evening with examples from last years deadly storms….[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/05/Training-Audio.mp3|titles=Training Audio]
Heitkamp says we’re coming off one of the worst tornado seasons in U.S. history as over 550 people died in the storms. He’s frustrated with the public’s response….[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/05/Heitkamp-2.mp3|titles=Heitkamp-2]
Heitkamp will review the mechanics of severe weather, things to look for, how to stay safe, and left the Mitchell group with what he hopes is a life-saving piece of advice….[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2012/05/Heitkamp-3.mp3|titles=Heitkamp-3]
The training is being held in the large courtroom on the third floor of the Beadle County Courthouse. It begins at 7 pm and is free to the public to attend. It should be noted this training is NOT intended for anyone looking to become storm chasers.