Storm Spotter Course
Dates: 03 Dec 2013 through 03 Dec 2013
Register for This Course
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
*This is the Beginner's course.
*Only those who pre-register will be able to attend.
*The Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will send registrants a confirmation email before the event.
What is SKYWARN?
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
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.
What is included in the training?
Basics of thunderstorm development,
fundamentals of storm structure,
identifying potential severe weather features,
information to report,
how to report information, and
basic severe weather safety.