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Rachel Christian
Rick Shanklin
Citizens train to become official ‘weather spotters’

When someone mentions the term “weather spotter” a few things likely come to mind. Daredevils racing down the highway, with a cell phone capturing a spiraling tornado just a few hundred feet away might be one, for example.

But as National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin pointed out at a special training class March 22, the information provided by trained, on-the-ground weather spotters can be life saving.

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