8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Location: JSOM 1.118
*This event has been postponed. Due to the recent weather changes, the presenter from the National Weather Service has had to reschedule. Please check back for updates. The training will be rescheduled.
As the spring severe weather season approaches, the Office of Emergency Management is sponsoring a free SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training on March 9, with a beginner class from 8:30 – 10-:30 a.m. and an advanced class from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Both classes will be held in JSOM 1.118.
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. Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms.
- Basics of thunderstorm development
- Fundamentals of storm structure
- Identifying potential severe weather features
- Information to report
- How to report information
- Basic severe weather safety
Training is FREE! RSVP is required. Email [email protected] to register. All visitors must have a visitors parking permit, which can be obtained at the PS3 Parking Office.