• By Leigha Cordell, WS/FC Office of Emergency Mgmt.
  • Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FREE Basic and Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter Class

The Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management is sponsoring a Basic and Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter Class on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:00pm- 9:00pm at the NC Cooperative Extension located at 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

SkyWarn storm spotters are the critical eyes-on-the-ground who identify and report severe weather to NOAA’s National Weather Service.

Reports of tornadoes, high winds and hail size provide invaluable data to meteorologists and supplement information provided by other observation tools, including Doppler radar, when issuing official severe weather warnings.

Spotters are trained by their local National Weather Service forecast office and upon completion are assigned an identification number to use when submitting reports via telephone, HAM radio or the Internet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS FREE CLASS, PLEASE CONTACT WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AT 336-767-6161 OR BY EMAIL AT LEIGHAC@CITYOFWSFIRE.ORG OR VISIT http://www.volunteer.noaa.gov/weather.html.

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