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National Weather Service offering free storm spotter training

Posted at 5:19 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 18:23:36-05

The National Weather Service is offering free SKYWARN storm spotter classes throughout North and Central Texas.

The SKYWARN classes are designed to educate the public on severe weather safety and how to be prepared for it. It also provides information on how to identify an oncoming event and how to properly report it.

The class is free to the public and pre-registration is not required.

This year’s program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms.

The program will also review thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms.

Additionally, the program highlights severe weather safety and how you can report severe weather information back to the National Weather Service and local public safety officials.

“By coming to this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free sessions to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”

Below is some of the SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule:

For more information visit the Fort Worth website at http://www.weather.gov/fortworth.