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Here is an announcement about our premiere live online spotter training!


For the first time ever from NWS Indianapolis, live storm spotter training will be conducted on Facebook Live this Thursday and Friday from 6 PM to about 7 PM EDT.  There is no need to have a Facebook account to watch, but having an account allows you to interact.  To visit our Facebook page go to  or go to our website at then click on the Facebook logo.


Hosted by Lead Forecaster, Jason Puma, the first hour, on Thursday, will be part 1 of 2, then the training concludes Friday.  Learn about storm structure, key cloud features, what information to include in your storm reports, methods of contacting us, and more!  Become eyes and ears for the National Weather Service.  Your contribution to storm spotting could help save money or even lives!