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Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training Free

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 8:00 AM
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This class is an official offering of the National Weather Service.

This class will equip you to recognize dangerous weather patterns, and respond more proactively to weather changes. This knowledge can save your life in the outdoors. The class also equips you to provide reports to the National Weather Service of severe weather observations, as you need to know what to say, and to whom to say it, to provide reports that may save lives and even whole communities. You will also learn the proper methods for sheltering against extreme weather, as there are misconceptions about what is safe and what is not safe.

This is really two classes. The basic class is in the morning (8:30-Noon). The advanced class in the afternoon, (1pm - 4:30pm).  Get there early to get a seat, this is a well-attended event!

Lunch we'll convene at Cousins BBQ. Across the street and just a little south.

You definitely want to get there early to get parking and a good place to sit. You sign in as you enter, and will receive a training certificate from the NWS.

If you cannot make it to this class, maybe make it to one of them listed on this schedule:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/skywarnsch.php?file=sptrsch

Storm spotting guide link:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf



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  • David

    You may download your spotter certificates at http://tarrantraces.org/Skywarn/

    January 30, 2014

    • Susan

      Very nice! Thanks David!

      January 30, 2014

  • Susan

    Learned some things about the weather forecasting I did not know.

    January 26, 2014

  • David

    In the suggested meetups, I have posted a Ham Radio license class as a follow up to this meetup.

    January 25, 2014

  • Amber J.

    We are close to the front on the right. (Good mornin!)

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • David

      Keeping your water jug safe until we meet again.

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • Franky

    David..My Friend..Barbara Jackson & I really enjoyed this event..Thanks so much for letting us know about it..Great! Franky.

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • David

      Glad you enjoyed it! Now we need some storms to observe to get some practice in, Franky.

      January 25, 2014

  • Teresa

    Great class. We really learned a lot! Thanks for doing this. I only wish I could have stayed for the whole thing.

    January 25, 2014

    • David

      Glad it worked out, Teresa. Getting the Basic Class then observing storms to practice what you learned are a great way to prepare for the advanced class later.

      January 25, 2014

  • Franky

    Great!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • David

    Here is a link to the online Storm Spotting Guide. it is 72 pages, so may want to think twice about printing it, but it is a nice reference. I print one and the add notes to it from the class, because there is some local information that is not in the guide.

    http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/SGJune6-11.pdf

    January 21, 2014

    • Susan

      Thank you David!

      1 · January 21, 2014

    • Franky

      Yes..Thank you David..You Rock!

      1 · January 25, 2014

  • David

    David Finfrock, Mark Fox, other celebrities made it interesting

    January 25, 2014

  • David

    I'm meeting some others about 6:30am at Cracker Barrell for breakfast, I-20 at Winscott Rd. Anyone welcomed to join. I'll have a hunter orange ball cap on for ease in finding me.

    Meanwhile, still planning on Cousins BBQ for lunch!

    January 24, 2014

  • Teresa

    Thanks for the link on the weather spotters guide. I just downloaded it so I will have it handy on my laptop during the class. I will have to miss the second part of the class because of work (just got the call) but I am looking forward to what I can attend.

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • patty

    Hello. I am looking forward to attending and making new friends.

    January 20, 2014

  • Princess

    Already committed to a Sierra Club event. Looks like it will be a great class. Hope to see a repeat soon.

    January 19, 2014

  • David

    FYI the advanced class in the afternoon is more technical in nature, and is optional. I'll probably stay for it.

    January 9, 2014

  • Teresa

    If work allows I will be there.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Lea

    Sounds great! Yes we should gather for lunch!

    1 · January 8, 2014

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