A Sun-Filled And Cold Start To The Week, Gradually Becoming Warmer

JAMESTOWN – Thanks to a Canadian weather system moving in, the first few days this week will be filled with bright blue skies, clear nights and chilly temperatures.

We’ll start to see some rebound in the temperature department on Wednesday as a Southernly wind starts to take shape. Temps will make it back into the 50s with some making into the lower 60s for Thursday.

A weak system will move through the region on Thursday and Friday, bringing the chance for a couple scattered rain showers through the day. Temps return back into the 40s by the weekend with a few rain and snow showers on Sunday.

Storm Spotter Training: The National Weather Service in Buffalo is conducting their annual training classes for storm spotters TONIGHT at 7:30 PM at UPMC Chautauqua Hospital.

The Jamestown training is sponsored by the Chautauqua County Amateur FM Radio Club.

There is no charge to attend and no registration is necessary; just show on up!

If you can’t make tonights’ training session, never fear. NWS Buffalo will also be conducting their first ever online training class on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. For the online training, you do need to preregister as spots for the online are limited. You can register your spot a www.weather.gov/buf/skywarn

Attendees to either the in-person or online training will learn many topics to becoming a trained storm spotter, such as identifying storm structure, basic meteorology relating to severe convection (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc),  severe weather safety, and proper reporting techniques.

I encourage everyone to attend a training session; we are in desperate need of more trained spotters. What many people may not know is that spotters actually contribute to the warning process. Remember, Doppler radar looks above the ground; it’s only spotters who see what is happening down at the ground.

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