Monday, April 21, 2014

Advanced SKYWARN Training

The City of Norwich and Chenango County Emergency Management Offices will be hosting a free National Weather Service Advanced Skywarn Training Class on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Norwich Fire Department, 31 East Main Street, Norwich.

Objective: To train storm spotters about advanced severe weather topics and what to report to the National Weather Service(NWS) and Emergency Management relating to severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail and lightning. Topics Include: Review of NWS, importance of spotters and ground truth storm reports, and reporting procedures; radar meteorology, advanced discussion on thunderstorm ingredients and how meteorologists measure thunderstorm and tornado potential including concepts like CAPE, lifted index, and how wind shear affects thunderstorm and tornado development; review of severe weather safety and terminology and how to get severe weather information.

Who Should Attend: Individuals who have taken BASIC SKYWARN in the past 3 years or someone with a background in meteorology. SKYWARN spotters are independent of any government agency and are not by definition “Storm Chasers”.

For more information and to register: SKYWARN Training