National Weather Service Skywarn
Spotter ID# MG116
During the event of severe weather members of the Cherryvale Police Department relay storm reports directly to the Regional National Weather Service Office, Local EOC, and Fire dispatch.
Members of the Cherryvale Police
Department are required to attend National Weather Service Spotter
Meetings and complete a 60 question severe weather spotter test to comply with
department standards for severe weather spotting.
It's the hope of the department that the required training will help officers maintain a high standard in weather reporting, and help save lives in our community and surrounding communities.
The Cherryvale community is certified as a STORM READY community. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. For more information please click on the icon located to the left.
What is SKYWARN?
Skywarn is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of approaching severe weather. The focus of Skywarn (and of the NWS) is simple...to save lives and property.
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