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By Bob Valen 

Here's what it takes to put out our local weather forecast


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 8:55pm

Forecaster Steven Van Horn shows some of the information available for generating weather forecasts at the Spokane office of the National Weather Service. - Bob Valen photo

There are some who have what it takes. I'm not talking about outstanding pro athletes, astronauts, or mountaineers. I am talking about weather forecasters. I recently visited the Spokane National Weather Service office and spoke with Steven Van Horn, a forecaster a that office. He has what it takes.

Van Horn shared with me the requirements needed to become a weather forecaster.

"I went to Univ...

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