North Mississippi’s Calm During the Storm

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by Rebecca Turner, Our Mississippi Home

“We are your calm during the storm.” That is the motto of the North Mississippi Storm Chasers and Spotters (NMSCS). When Mississippi weather looks iffy, a group of 35 volunteer storm chasers gear up and head out to track tornados, lightning storms, and more. The group’s primary mission is to relay any spotted information directly to the Mississippi National Weather Service (NWS) and ensure its 70K and growing Facebook followers have the latest to be safe.

Reports from trained weather spotters have saved countless lives, especially during heavy rain, thunderstorms, and wind storms. Storm Spotter volunteers, in general, are essential to all communities to provide severe weather reports. Spotters relay their messages to the Weather Service in real-time. NWS forecasters use…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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