Learn How To Spot Severe Weather At The Free SKYWARN Classes

By on January 18, 2017 in Community Stories

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Volusia County, FL – The Volusia County Division of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, will be hosting the Basic and Advanced SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes on Thursday, February 9th.

SKYWARN Training is geared towards anyone with an interest in public safety and communications during extreme weather events. SKYWARN is a program developed and taught by National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists and consists of trained weather spotters who report severe and hazardous weather to help in the weather warning process.  SKYWARN Spotter reports provide vital “ground truth” to the NWS.

These are FREE courses that run approximately two hours, each.

To learn more go to Weather.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required.  If you wish to attend please contact Scott Spratt at 321-255-0212 X223 or email scott.spratt@noaa.gov

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Image courtesy NWS Melbourne.

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