Sky Warn Training
In conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS), Emergency Management Division and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES), volunteer Skywarn Spotters work diligently to provide and confirm the earliest signs of possible severe weather. Although the NWS has improved their ability to detect severe thunderstorms over the past twenty years, the human eye is one of the most valuable resources to local emergency management offices and the NWS.
Since April of 1965 the NWS, RACES, and local emergency management officials have worked together to train tens of thousands of Skywarn Spotters. These individuals learn the characteristics of a storm system that could become severe and cause injury to person and/or property.
Public safety officials, RACES members, or concerned citizens who want to raise their level of awareness regarding severe weather should consider attending both the Skywarn Spotter and the Winter Weather Spotter training classes.
Handouts will not be available at the training. The Weather Spotters Field Guide is available only online at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf. The Thunderstorm, Tornadoes and Lightning Guide is available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/resources/ttl6-10.pdf.