SkyWarn Weather Basics Class To Be Held In Pendleton County
Do you have an interest in weather? Would you like to be able to help your local National Weather Service office by providing the ground conditions relating to the atmosphere that they observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations? If you answered yes, then you should consider attending the SKYWARN® program Basic course being held in Franklin, West Virginia on Friday, April 5th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Attendees to the course will be trained by National Weather Service personnel to recognize features associated with developing, mature, and dissipating thunderstorms which cause hazardous weather such as lightning, flooding, hail, tornadoes and downbursts. The attendees will also learn basics about winter weather and tropical hazards.
At the end of the course, graduates will be assigned a SKYWARN® spotter number which will be maintained in the official database at the National Weather Service in Sterling. They will also be directed how to report this vital weather information. The course is also a good refresher for those who have attended in the past.
This SKYWARN® Spotter Class is offered free of charge from the combined efforts of the local National Weather Service Forecast Office and Pendleton County Office of Emergency Management. An NWS meteorologist will teach the class and provide related materials. It will be held at the Franklin Community Building at 335 Mill Road, and registration is required to attend the class. For more information and registration, visit Eventbrite.com, and search for events happening in Franklin, WV. The direct link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-basics-pendleton-county-tickets-58377566874?ref=eios&fbclid=IwAR0FHc5yVpVVJQjdsGCjQIDSkMRzudFZZ755fYDqoScb13hJAND0VCHRo-I
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