SKYWARN Classes May 20th 2017 Starting at 10:00 a.m.

Skywarn Class in Lenoir–May 20

Be trained to be a SKYWARN® spotter and help identify and describe severe local storms. .

SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time–seconds and minutes
that can help save lives.

Who is Eligible?

NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private
citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.

Topics Covered:

Basics of thunderstorm developmentFundamentals of storm structureIdentifying potential severe weather featuresInformation to reportHow to report informationBasic severe weather safety

Classes are free and typically are about two hours long.

Storm Spotting and Storm Chasing is dangerous and should not be done without proper training, experience and equipment.

The Next Class Will BE:

MAY 20th 2017

Basic SkyWarn class: 10:00 am to 12:00pm

An Advanced SkyWarn Class will be from 1:00 – 2:15 the same day, if you wish to get both class.

RSVP by: May 8th.

SKYWARN® is a registered trademark of NOAA’s National Weather Service

If it’s been a while since you have had the advanced class, they suggest you take it again every so often.

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Tom Land

Caldwell County EC