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Weather Spotter Training - Apr 26

Mar 20

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3/20/2012 7:56 AM  RssIcon

imageTed Buehner, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service has announced a new Weather Spotter Training opportunity for the evening of April 26th. 

The National Weather Service will train new and veteran spotters on how to look for and report significant weather events. The training includes video demonstrations. Interested citizens, Amateur radio, CERT, Citizen Corp, Law Enforcement, Transportation (Metro drivers, DOT) Fire, Public Works staff, and those who have weather instrumentation such as an anemometer are invited to attend!
Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-8:30 pm
NOAA Western Region Center, Bldg. 9
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA

Note that advance registration by April 20th is required. Questions about this class? Contact: ted.buehner@noaa.gov

The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

For more information on the SkyWarn program and the Weather Spotters, see 
www.weather.gov/skywarn/

A flier about the training is at:
www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/ann-uw-seattle04-12.pdf

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