Advanced Skywarn Storm Spotter training offered

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations.

Volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Advanced Skywarn Storm Spotter training will be held at the Friendswood Public Library on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.  Come learn how to identify severe thunderstorms and their associated hazards including tornadoes, hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. You will also learn how to relay your reports to the National Weather Service.

Spotter reports are used by the NWS to issue effective and timely warnings which alert those in the path of the storm. The training is free and open to the public and lasts about 2 hours, with a break halfway through.

Training covers:

•Basics of thunderstorm development

•Fundamentals of storm structure

•Identifying potential severe weather features

•Information to report

•How to report information

•Basic severe weather safety

For more information, go to: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/?n=skywarn

To pre-register for this free training, contact the City of Friendswood Office of Emergency Management at 281-996-3335 or ssimmons@friendswood.com

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