I think I’ve up’d my Girl Geek quotient quite a bit tonight. I have become an officially trained Skywarn storm spotter.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with weather. I was terrified of storms as a kid, yet, they intrigued me. As I got older, I became the kid that watched the news, waiting in anticipation for the weather report. And as I grew into adulthood, I was the girl that could watch The Weather Channel all day long.
Along the way, I’ve learned the lingo, how to differentiate between the different cloud types, and even how to identify certain features on a weather map and radar.
So imagine my delight when, about 3 weeks ago, across my Twitter feed came a tweet from WEWS News Channel 5 that the National Weather Service in Cleveland would be offering Skywarn training for amateur spotters in my area. Of course I signed up!
So tonight at Lakeland Community College, I completed my training and received my very authoritative-looking Skywarn spotter card complete with my spotter ID on it 🙂
So..when the snow FINALLY quits falling in Cleveland, and April showers usher in May flowers – watch out thunderstorms – Kristin’s reporting for duty!