Do you have a passion for weather? Maybe you like to gather scientific data or observe weather conditions. Either way, the Basic SKYWARN class that will be held at the WeatherReady Fest is for you!
SKYWARN is a National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send weather reports to the NWS. Spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions during dangerous storms. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS important information about what is actually happening in their location, which helps the NWS perform its primary mission, to save lives and property.
To become a SKYWARN spotter, individuals must sign up and attend a Basic Training Class. Meteorologist in Charge Jeff Orrock from the NWS Wakefield will be conducting a Basic Training Class on WeatherReady Fest on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Individuals will have the opportunity to go online to complete the Basic Training class and, if desired, go deeper into the science behind weather in the Graduate Training class.
This is great opportunity for anyone who is interested in weather and storms. See you there!