Basic SKYWARN Class

Posted by Kathy Monday, April 1, 2019 10:52:00 AM

 

Contact:   Erik Heden                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                 252-223-5122 EXT 223                                                                 April 1st, 2019

 

 

Basic SKYWARN April 4th, 2019

Snow Hill, NC.  6:30-8:00 PM

 

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting a Basic SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on April 4th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  The class will be held at the Greene County Recreation Center located at 468 Highway 13 South in Snow Hill, NC.  This class trains volunteers to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.  The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.  All are welcome!

 

The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program.” Said Erik Heden, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings” Heden continues.  

 

There are a limited number of seats so please register if you plan on attending.  Register online here or by calling 252-223-5122 EXT 5.  If you have questions please respond via email to erik.heden@noaa.gov.  For more information on this class, including maps of the class locations, or for other classes in our area, please visit us at weather.gov/mhx or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter

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