2014 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 have any questions, please contact Hector Guererro at (325) 944-9445.

 


 

 

 

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February 2014 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
            Skywarn

Brownwood
9 AM- Noon

Howard Payne University Newman Hall Rm 136 Map
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13Skywarn

Ballinger
730 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

Map
14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22Skywarn

Abilene
9 AM - Noon
Abilene Christian University
Onstead-Packer Bldg. Map
23 24Skywarn

Eden
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

Map
25Skywarn

Brady
6 PM
VFW at Richards Park
Map
26 27 28  



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March 2014 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
            1
2 3Skywarn

Anson
6 PM
New Jail

402 2nd Street

Map

4 5 6 7 8Skywarn

San Angelo
9 AM - Noon
Trinity Lutheran Church

Map

 

9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17Skywarn

Sweetwater
6 PM

Texas State Technical College West Texas
Map

18Skywarn

Menard
7 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

Map

19Skywarn

Sonora
1 PM - 3 PM
Sonora High School

Map
20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          



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April 2014 SKYWARN Training
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Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7Skywarn

Woodson
630 PM
Volunteer Fire Dept.

Map

8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21Skywarn

Coleman
6 PM
City Park Family Center

Map

22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      

 


 


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