[TCRA] Skywarn Training

Greg w9gdh at chibardun.net
Sun Mar 6 18:49:43 CST 2005




The Barron County Emergency Management Office has scheduled a Skywarn 
Training Class to be held at the Barron County Courthouse Auditorium on 
Monday, March 7, 2005.  Two classes are scheduled to allow those 
interested to attend the class of their choice.  The first class will be 
at 1:00 p.m. and the second class at 7:00 p.m.  The class is 
approximately 2 ½ hours. 


A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Meteorologist from the 
Chanhassen, Minnesota Weather Center will conduct the training.  Slide 
shows, videos, and the meteorologist's experiences will enable 
participants to recognize downbursts, sheer clouds, wall clouds and 
other severe weather.  Upon completion of the training, interested 
participants will be certified as spotters and given a toll-free number 
directly into NOAA.  Radar can only read a certain amount of 
information.  Having trained weather spotters speeds up the notification 
process, giving people more time to prepare for severe weather.   


There is no cost for this training and pre-registration is not 
required.  Persons already certified are encouraged to return for a 
refresher class. 


For further information, contact Randy Books, Barron County Emergency 
Management Director at 537-6595 or visit our web page on the Barron 
County web site:    www.co.barron.wi.us/departments.htm                


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