[TCRA] Skywarn Training Announcement

Paul J Brooten kb9tyc at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 11:11:53 CDT 2018


*SKYWARN "STORM SPOTTER" TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT*


The Barron County Sheriff’s Department has partnered with the National
Weather Service to host two *no-cost* SKYWARN “Storm Spotter” Trainings for
the residents and emergency responders of Barron and Polk County.


*DATE/TIME*

Two separate classes are being offered to accommodate work schedules.

     *Class 1: *Tuesday, April 17th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

     *Class 2: *Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


*LOCATION*

Turtle Lake School

205 Oak Street North

Turtle Lake

(Enter Auditorium through Door #8 off Willow Street)


*WHAT IS SKYWARN*

SKYWARN is a National Weather Service program designed to obtain critical
information during times of severe weather. Skywarn volunteers receive
training in storm identification and evolution, and when severe weather
threatens, they become "storm spotters", reporting information to the local
NWS office.



Storm spotters are the nation's first line of defense against severe
weather, and they know that their efforts may ultimately help to save
lives. Their information, when combined with sophisticated technology such
as Doppler radar, satellite and lightning displays, helps NWS
meteorologists in their primary mission... the issuance of warnings and
advisories for the protection of life and property.



Training is conducted by a Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the
National Weather Service



*WHO SHOULD ATTEND*

Anyone with an interest in severe weather. Volunteers include police and
fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers HAM radio
operators, and concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with
hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility
for protecting others are also encouraged to become a severe weather
spotter.



*HOW TO REGISTER*

Visit www.SkywarnBarron.EventBrite.com

*A training flyer is attached to this email for your review. Feel free to
forward to anyone that may be interested in attending.


Thanks,

Mike

[image: photo]
*Mike Judy*
Director of Emergency Services
Barron County Sheriff's Department
Office:(715) 6 <(715)+637-6737>37-6732 | Mobile:(715) <(715)+418-1328>
296-1820 Email: Michael.Judy at co.barron.wi.us
<chris.fitzgerald at co.barron.wi.us>  Website: www.BarronSheriff.org
<http://barronsheriff.org/>Address: 1420 State Hwy 25 North, Barron, WI
54812
<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barron-County-Sheriffs-Department/124545170895526>
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-- 
Paul J Brooten - KB9TYC
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