APRIL 14, 2006 -- POSTED AT 9:45 P.M. CST
The presenter from the National Weather Service noted that storm spotting gives an extra edge over the radar in certain situations.
Storm spotting is so dangerous. We had to ask, why would anyone want to risk their life to catch a glimpse at the storm?
So after the two hour training session, what were the storm spotters hoping to walk away with?
"They'll be able to spot the storms. They know the numbers to call. They'll be able to call into the National Weather Service and give them the appropriate description of the storm," says Merle Williams.