The National Weather Service is offering a free training in Loveland for you to become a severe weather spotter.  Read more for the when and where and to find out how you can sign up. I have to admit, I am a weather geek.  I love all kinds of weather (except wind) and spend more time that I should watching radar loops when severe storms come through. I think I might just have to sign up for this. Here is the press release with all the info from the city of Loveland:

Community members are invited to participate in free training by the National Weather Service (NWS) to become severe weather spotters, 9 a.m.-noon, April 18 at Loveland’s Rialto Theater.

For community members who want to be more involved, certification is offered as Skywarn severe weather spotters. The certification is awarded after a 90-minute basic severe weather spotter session, with more advanced training thereafter.  After certification, participants serve as the weather service’s “eyes” for severe weather verification across northeast Colorado.

Class registration is requested.  To register, contact Loveland Fire and Rescue Lt. Pat Mialy, 962-2534,  For more information on Skywarn certification training, contact

You can also read about the training from the Reporter-Herald.

Believe it or not, weather is what got me into radio (in a roundabout way).  I wanted to be a meteorologist when I was a kid, but science was not my forte in school so I thought I’d do the next best thing and be a storm chaser and take pictures of weather.  After I got into video and television in college I realized I wanted nothing to do with the TV world and slid into radio instead.  So, my career dreams went from: weatherman to storm chaser to cameraman then to radio.

Not the most likely career path, but hey, it worked for me.