Weather radars play an instrumental role in predicting and reporting weather patterns, but people referred to as "weather spotters" often play an important role too.
Don Kroczalewski, a retired mechanic, is a weather spotter in Sterling.
Kroczalewski collects data for Arenac County such as rain levels and estimated wind speeds and then reports his findings to the National Weather Service in Gaylord.
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