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Free SKYWARN Training for Storm Spotting
Posted Date: 2/26/2013

In conjunction with the National Weather Service, the City of Williamsburg is hosting Basic SKYWARN Training on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library (515 Scotland St). The class is free of charge and lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours, with all materials provided.

Training will cover:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report
  • Basic severe weather safety

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. 

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.