2012 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 and/or severe weather is encouraged to participate in the Skywarn program.  We see a lot of volunteers that coming from various backgrounds, including:  fire fighters, law enforcement, public utility workers, and HAM radio operators.  However, these training sessions are not limited to these individuals.  Skywarn may be for you if you have ever had an interest in severe weather and would like to learn more about storm structure, the identification of severe weather features, or what to do when severe weather strikes. 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 facilitated by the National Weather Service located 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 2012 SKYWARN Training
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Brownwood
9 AM - 12 PM
Howard Payne University

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Menard
7 PM   Volunteer Fire Dept.

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Ballinger
7 PM   Volunteer Fire Dept.

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25Skywarn

Abilene
9 AM - 12 PM   Abilene Christian University

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27Skywarn

Eden
7 PM   Volunteer Fire Dept.

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Brady
6 PM             VFW by Richards Park

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March 2012 SKYWARN Training
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Anson
6 PM             New Jail on North Side of Town

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San Angelo
9 AM - 12 PM  Trinity Lutheran Church

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Sweetwater
6 PM           Nolan County Health Dept. 12th and Elm

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26Skywarn

Coleman
7 PM             Senior Citizen's Center

27Skywarn

Ozona
7 PM             EMS Building

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April 2012 SKYWARN Training
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Throckmorton
6 PM   Courthouse

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