2011 Skywarn Training Schedule

 


 

Severe weather season is fast approaching so it is time to dust off the Skywarn material and get ready for spotter training.  More than 10,000 severe storms, 5,000 floods and 1,000 tornadoes occur during a typical year across the United States.  Many of these severe weather reports are received by Skywarn spotters.  Skywarn is a volunteer program that consists of more than 250,000 trained severe weather spotters.  These spotters provide timely and accurate weather reports to their local National Weather Service office.  Skywarn volunteers are an essential part of the warning process and have had a positive impact on the improvement in severe weather detection and warning lead times.
 
Anyone with an interest in public service is encouraged to participate in the Skywarn program.  We typically see a lot of volunteers from fire personnel, law enforcement, public utility workers and HAM radio operators.  The only requirement for participation in the program is the completion of a free spotter training course provided by the National Weather Service.  These courses are offered in numerous communities and generally last approximately 2 hours.
 
Topics covered in these courses include:
  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • How to report information
  • Basic severe weather safety
Below is the schedule for the Skywarn classes provided by the National Weather Service in San Angelo, TX.  Additional classes will be added as they are scheduled.  If you would like to schedule a session in your area, contact Hector Guererro at (325) 944-9445.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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February 2011 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
   

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2 3 4 5
6

7Skywarn

Haskell
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

8Skywarn

Clyde
7 PM
Women's Center

9 10 11 12
13 14

15Skywarn

Eldorado
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25

26Skywarn

Abilene
9 AM - Noon
Abilene Christian Univ.

27

28Skywarn

Brady
6 PM
VFW

         



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March 2011 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
   

1Skywarn

Winters
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

2 3 4

5Skywarn

Brownwood
9 AM - Noon
Howard Payne Univ. (Newman Center)

6

7Skywarn

Rotan
6 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

8 9

10Skywarn

Wall
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

11

12Skywarn

San Angelo
9 AM - Noon
Trinity Lutheran Church

13

14Skywarn

Cross Plains
6 PM
Baptist Church - Tentative

15Skywarn

Sweetwater
6 PM
Central Fire Station

16 17 18 19
20

21Skywarn

Woodson
6 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

22 23 24 25 26
27

28Skywarn

Sterling City
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

29Skywarn

Albany
6 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

30 31    



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April 2011 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10

11Skywarn

Bronte
7 PM
Housing Community Center

12 13 14 15 16
17

18Skywarn

Eden
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

 

 

 


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