Paul J Brooten - KB9TYC paul at kb9tyc.com
Tue Mar 14 14:34:57 CST 2006

From: Randy Books
Sent: Tue 3/14/2006 11:16 AM
To: All Members
Subject: SKYWARN

The Barron County Emergency Management Office has scheduled a Skywarn
Training Class to be held at the Barron County Justice Center located at
1420 State Highway 25 North, Barron, on Thursday, March 30, 2006.  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 715-537-6595 or visit our web page on the Barron
County web site:    www.co.barron.wi.us/departments.htm

Randy Books, Director
Barron County Emergency Management
Barron County Justice Center
1420 State Hwy 25 North
Barron, WI  54828

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