NWS in Aberdeen hosting Severe Weather Awareness trainings across the region

MURDO, S.D.(KCCR)- As summer time severe weather inches closer the National Weather Service offices in South Dakota are again offering up Severe Weather Awareness trainings.  Monday night the Aberdeen office brought the two-hour presentation to Murdo where two tornadoes were a part of the 2021 statistics for Jones County.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Kelly Serr focused specifically on the June 14th 2021 storm that record 130 mile an hour straight-line winds.  She says attendance at the sessions are increasing.

The lowest beam from the radar in Aberdeen hits Murdo around six to seven-thousand feet in the air so having trained reporters on the ground to put truth to the radar picture remains critical.

The National Weather Service is holding Severe Weather Awareness trainings in April.  To learn more about where the training will be located at, go to www.weather.gov/abr.