Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Scheduled for Salinas Saturday October 23, 2010


Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rafael Mojica speaking in Dorado, PR.


          The National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rafael Mojica in coordination with the Salinas municipality Emergency Management Office (OMME) will be conducting a spotter training for the Salinas municipality emergency managers, radio dispatchers, CERT program members, and interested volunteers. 

          This spotter training is one of many activities the Salinas municipality OMME is undertaking to become recognized as a new StormReady community. The training is open to weather buffs, media or anyone who wants to know more about Puerto Rico’s climatology, tropical waves, upper lows, and the difference between a tornado and a water spout.

          The National Weather Service is also looking for volunteers for the Skywarn Weather Spotter Program. Spotters report hazardous conditions, assist in the warning process which helps save lives and property.

          Attendees are not required to sign up for the Spotter program, but individuals interested in becoming Skywarn Weather Spotters will learn what to look for as well as reporting procedures. Spotters report tornadoes, hail, gusty winds, flash flooding, landslides, funnel clouds, waterspouts, high surf, coastal flooding, and any weather-related damage.

          The training is scheduled for Saturday October 23, from 10 to 12 noon, in the Salinas City Museum, Palmer Street, downtown. For reservations, please contact Maria Rivera 787-824-4185.


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