Eastern Shore Counties partner to offer National Weather Service SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training

The five Eastern Shore Emergency Management Offices, in cooperation with the National Weather Service Regional Weather Office in Wakefield, Virginia, will offer a Basic SKYWARN training. This two-hour course is free and will take place at Guerreri Hall at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, how to identify potential severe weather, collect information to report along with how to report that information, and basic severe weather safety.
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate information.

The deadline to register is March 31. To register for this training, visit http://www.weather.gov/akq/SKYWARN. If you have any questions or need help registering, contact Donna Smith at dmsmith@wicomicocounty.org or 410-548-4820.