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Review for MidWest SSTRC, Inc, Monona, WI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When I moved from the desert, where the worst weather event is a dust storm or flash flooding, to an area where tornadoes and other severe weather are a fact of life, I knew immediately that I would need to find a skywarn group with which I could use the skills and experience I have built over several years. It took me a while to "separate the wheat from the chaff" but I finally did and Midwest SSTRC is that group.

These guys are serious. MWSSTRC isn't a few guys who sit around during a drizzle and count off the thunder; This is a group of individuals who are well trained, experienced and organized. Forecasters, nowcasters, spotter teams, chase teams, radar interpreters...they have it all. I've spent several weather events guiding spotters and chasers to the worst parts of the storm and keeping them out of harm's way so they can see what's really happening and relay ground truth to the National Weather Service, then survey damage when it's all over.

Midwest SSTRC also runs a plethora of training classes and seminars where you can learn forecasting, nowcasting, how to read doppler radar, first aid, CPR, basic and advanced storm spotting, storm safety, and more and can give you guidance on how to get a number of incident command certifications from FEMA, HAM radio licenses, etc...

If you want to get involved in helping people survive severe weather events, this is the group to do it with.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Role:  Volunteer