Feb 14, 2023

UPDATE: NWS storm identification, safety presentations to begin in February

Posted Feb 14, 2023 2:01 PM
<b>The NWS-Wichita Weather Forecast Office.</b> Photo courtesy NWS-Wichita
The NWS-Wichita Weather Forecast Office. Photo courtesy NWS-Wichita

UPDATE: The date of the presentation in Lincoln has changed. See below.

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Although there is still snow on the ground, meteorologists with the National Weather Service are preparing for the upcoming severe storm season.

Among their preparations are scheduling storm identification and safety presentations to help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season.

"Our staff will provide an in-depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize the storms' potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety," the NWS team noted on the NWS-Wichita website.

The in-person presentations are scheduled throughout the area, beginning in February, and are open to the public.

NWS-Wichita's Storm Fury on the Plains presentations in our area include the following.

March 16 - Marion County
6:30 p.m., Tabor College's Shari Flaming Center for the Arts in Hillsboro

March 20 - Ellsworth County
6:30 p.m., PAC Ellsworth High School Auditorium

March 29 - Saline County
6:30 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University

March 30 - McPherson County
6:30 p.m., McPherson Opera House

Storm identification and safety presentations in area counties outside of NWS-Wichita's coverage area include the following.

March 14 - Jewell County
6:30 p.m., Mankato Community Center

March 21 - Mitchell County
6:30 p.m., North Central Kansas Technical College student union in Beloit

March 28 - Ottawa County
7 p.m., Basement of the Ottawa County Courthouse

April 4 - Lincoln County
6:30 p.m., Lincoln High School Commons