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.
- Basics of thunderstorm development
- Fundamentals of storm structure
- Identifying potential severe weather features
- Information to report
- How to report information
- Basic 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.
828-757-1419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SKYWARN® is a registered trademark of NOAA’s National Weather Service.