The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City, NC will be conducting a Winter SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on December 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The class will be held inside the Fessenden Center Annex located at 47017 Buxton Back Road in Buxton, NC. The class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather. This class trains volunteers to report winter weather, such as snow and ice measurements, to the National Weather Service. The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.
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 winter 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 252-223-5737 EXT 6. If you have questions please respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this class, including maps of the class locations, or for other classes in our area, please visit us at https://www.weather.gov/mhx/MHXSkywarn or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.
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