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SKYWARN Training Session

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

SKYWARN is a national effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies with an expanding network of trained volunteer weather spotters. SKYWARN spotters support their local community and government by providing reports of sever weather directly to the National Weather Service in Buffalo by phone using the NWS spotter hotline, or by online reporting. The services performed by SKYWARN have saved many lives.

The National Weather Service has a number of devices for detecting severe thunderstorms, including Doppler radar, satellite, and lightning detection networks. However, the most important tool for observing thunderstorms is the trained eye of the storm spotter. By providing observations, SKYWARN spotters assist National Weather Service staff in their warning decisions and enable the National Weather Service to fulfill its mission of protecting life and property. Storm spotters are, and always will be, and indispensable part of the severe local storm warning program.

This basic training session provides:

  • a brief overview of the National Weather Service organization and our responsibilities
  • severe weather safety tips
  • basic severe weather meteorology including how thunderstorms, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash floods form

Anyone can become a severe weather spotter for the National Weather Service. SKYWARN training is free and open to the public. Registration is helpful for event hosts, but not required. Scan the SKYWARN website to get started.

 

Contact Ashley at Flower Library: 315-785-7714

Contact the National Weather Service: 716-565-0204 x223

 

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Details

Date:
April 30
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn

Organizer

Ashley
Phone
315-785-7714
Email
apickett@ncls.org

Venue

Flower Library
229 Washington Street
Watertown, 13601 United States
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Phone
315-785-7705