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Advanced SKYWARN Training for Storm Spotting
Posted Date: 11/1/2012
In conjunction with the National Weather Service, the City of Williamsburg is hosting Advanced SKYWARN Training on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. The training will start at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library (515 Scotland St).

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 reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. The main responsibility of a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms.

The ADVANCED SKYWARN class builds upon the principles taught in the BASIC SKYWARN class. The class covers more advanced weather radar and weather spotting topics and is intended for those who have already completed the basic SKYWARN class. The class is free of charge and lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours, with all materials provided.

Residents interested in attending or learning more about the training should contact Jim Tuttle, SKYWARN District 3 Manager, at tuttleje@cox.net or 757-229-7313. Information about the SKYWARN program is available online.