Last training session to become a NWS trained weather spotter before this Hurricane season

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 17:00:34-04

Greg Becker, recently looked out over the Gulf in Sarasota County where he spotted a water spout heading towards shore. 

"I picked up the phone to dial it in," he said. 

Becker, is a trained weather spotter through the NWS SkyWarn Program --- to help be the eyes and ears on the ground that helps send out severe weather warnings. 

He's called in to report severe weather many times, but last weekend's weather turned into more than one warning water spout, "I watched as a second, third, and fourth develop on the south end."

The SkyWarn Program is a volunteer program to help keep local communities safe by providing accurate reports to the National Weather Service.

The last training session before this Hurricane season is coming up in Sarasota County: 

June 28, 2017 at 10 am at the North Port City Hall Commission Chambers at 4970 City Hall Blvd., North Port, FL.

For more information on becoming a trained weather spotter before the last training session click here.