SKYWARN is an effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies by expanding our network of spotters (police, fire, security and citizens). The more trained "eyes" we have in the field during a severe weather event, the better our notification to the public. There is no way to stop tornadoes, and not all tornadoes show up on radar, but they can be seen. Lives can be saved. Only one instrument can detect a tornado or funnel with complete certainty, the human eye.
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The National Weather Service conducted the SKYWARN Spotter Training on April 7, 2014 at the Novi Civic Center. A total of 87 people from Novi and the surrounding area participated in the training. Of the 87 attendees, 36 were Novi Community Emergency Response Team members. These trained community members are a great asset to draw from with their enhanced skill set in regards to severe weather disasters.