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The National Weather Service modernized during the 1990s, with technological advances and employee training greatly improving the warning process.
Training Certificate Notice

Please Read: Around the 1st and 15th of each month, our office is sent a list of people who successfully completed the online course during the previous half-month and who indicated they wanted to be active spotters. After receipt of the list, the Warning Coordination Meteoroologist will e-mail each person a training certificate from our office, along with some spotting reminders and the unlisted toll-free number to call if severe weather is observed. Please note that our office does not assign spotter numbers.