WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This afternoon, the National Weather Service came to WWAY studios and spoke with several members of our community that are hearing impaired about becoming a weather spotter.
They did this by Skywarn training which is a program that includes volunteers from around the region who can report severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Steve Pfaff is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington and he said, "When you think of weather safety, the only way we are entirely safe is through the Weather Ready Nation. We need to be able to push a community involving everybody to be able to under what the information means, when there's a tornado warning, what should people do."
March 1st-7th is Severe Weather Awareness Week. '
You can learn more about becoming a Skywarn weather spotter here.