A weather spotter meeting held at the American Red Cross Center in Lexington Monday night was packed. People there learned, among other things, that if you become a weather spotter, you’d be in good company.
"Thomas Jefferson and George Washington thought it was important to report weather observations in the 1770’s. Then, I guess that it must be important to us because we need ground truth information. Whether it be from the Kentucky Mesonet or from webcams here in Fayette County, or the human observer, then reporting information to the National Weather Service can save lives," said John Gordon of the National Weather Service.
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