[TCRA] Skywarm Training

Paul J Brooten - KB9TYC kb9tyc at tcra.org
Thu Mar 14 20:45:57 CDT 2013

The Barron County Emergency Management Office has scheduled a Skywarn
Training Class to be held at the Barron County Courthouse Auditorium located
at 330 East LaSalle Avenue, Barron, on Monday, March 25, 2013.  Two classes
are scheduled to allow those interested to attend the class of their choice.
 The first class will be at 2:00 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 Todd Volk, Barron County Emergency
Management Director at 715-537-6595.


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