If you love weather, you live in one of the best areas on the planet! The Western New York region has so many different weather patterns that keep forecasters busy all year round. Just this week we have seen the temperatures drop back and the threat of significant snow pop up! Now is your chance to be a part of the action and become a trained weather spotter for the National Weather Service.

According to their website, The National Weather Service office in Buffalo is seeking individuals who are interested in learning more about a very important position.

By providing observations, SKYWARN™ spotters assist National Weather Service members in their warning decisions and enable the National Weather Service to fulfill its mission of protecting life and property.

The Buffalo area sees so many varieties of weather no matter the season. The fact that we live along two Great Lakes makes this area one of the most studied by meteorologists around the globe. From lake effect snow to the "shadow" of lake during the summer that keeps areas cooler on hot days, the lakes play a big role in our climate and weather patterns.

The courses are coming up quick and you are asked to sing up right away. It's fitting that the classes are this week considering we are likely going to break a record for snowfall!

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