Welcome to the Kentucky Severe Weather Intercept Team
Below is the history of how Team K.S.W.I.T was founded
The Kentucky Severe Weather Intercept Team was founded in 2009 by our Chief of Operations, Josh Paschall. Josh has over 20 yrs experience as a storm spotter and storm chaser. Josh began his endeavors as a storm spotter for the National Weather Service while in high school in IN. He continued as a storm spotter until 2008 when his enthusiasm took him to the next level and he was certified as an elite spotter. In 2009 Josh had the idea to seek out folks who were interested in joining his effort working together to cover more area around Kentucky. Josh started Team K.S.W.I.T in early 2009 and has built one of the largest and most comprehensive teams in the state. The members of Team K.S.W.I.T span across the state of Kentucky and cover the entire state. Today team K.S.W.I.T continues to be a team of highly trained and certified weather spotters and storm chasers that work directly with the National Weather Service as well as local and state law enforcement officials, local fire departments, Emergency Management Agencies, The American Red Cross, local news agencies, Search and Rescue teams, FEMA and more. The members of this team have undergone extensive training through the NWS, FEMA, Emergency Management and the American Red Cross and we continue to train for the many situations we may encounter while in the field. Through extensive training team members use the knowledge they have gained to be able to provide the vital and potentially lifesaving information concerning severe weather and the aftermath severe weather causes. We place ourselves on the front lines when severe weather strikes in order to assist the agencies mentioned above and to help in providing an early warning system to get communities to safety when seconds count. The team members at Team K.S.W.I.T are very passionate about what we do and we are eager to serve the many communities around the Bluegrass state.
If you are interested in joining our team and being able to give back to your community, please feel free to contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page or by texting "more info" to 859-533-8945. You can also click on the messenger icon to the lower right of the page. We provide all training absolutely free of charge and the training can be done in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. We cover the entire state of Ky and are seeking members from all points of the state.