"Know Before You Go" campaign from National Weather Service

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NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Negaunee National Weather Service held a media open house Tuesday. The open house was designed to give an inside look at how the meteorologists gather data, predict possible weather events and keep the public informed.

Meteorologist from the weather service covered a wide range of topics including summer severe weather, how alerts are prepared, and the importance of being prepared.

“We want to reiterate that it's a good idea to know before you go,” said Meteorologist Jaclyn Ritzman. “Know what the weather is going to do before you embark on any kind of adventure. If it's in the water, if you're going boating, if you're going swimming, hiking or camping; just know before you go so you don't get yourself into a situation that can become dangerous."

The meteorologist also discussed this spring and summers fire danger and the potential for dangerous weather on the waters.