On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 a Severe Storm Spotter and Weather Safety Training Class will be held at the Cherry Street Firehouse in Troy, MO. This free course, presented by the National Weather Service in St. Louis is open to the public. Registration is required.
SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, but the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. Students will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features, what information to report, how to report information and basic severe weather safety. Students will be provided information on how to register as a SKYWARN® storm spotter, although it is not required.
The SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program was created by the National Weather Service (NWS) to improve warning services. The NWS needs real-time reports of hail size, wind damage, flash flooding, heavy rain, tornadoes, and waterspouts to effectively warn the public of inclement weather. Even as new technology allows the NWS to issue warnings with more lead time, spotters will always be needed as links between radar indications of severe weather and ground truth. Storm Spotter volunteers serve as severe weather spotters for the NWS and local emergency management programs, and generally have two things in common – an interest in the weather and a desire to serve their community.
This class is hosted by Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1 and Lincoln County Emergency Management.
Class Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Class Time: 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Location: LCFPD1 – 700 E. Cherry St. Troy, MO 63379
Registration: Class Registration