Skywarn class scheduled Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Angelo will conduct a Skywarn training for all interested volunteers in Brady and McCulloch County on Tuesday, March 18 at the Burton Kyle McCord VFW Post 3234 home, 305 Memory Lane in Brady. Skywarn is a program of the National Weather Service in which local citizens are trained to accurately recognize and report severe and potentially severe weather events. Although modern technology has improved the ability of forecasters to accurately predict severe weather, electronic equipment can not take the place of human weather spotters who can relate what is actually happening at a given location at a given time. The NWS considers the Skywarn spotter program to be essential to their ability to warn the public of imminent danger. The workshop in Brady will last approximately two hours and will include segments of both basic and advanced Skywarn training, as well as a review of our local procedures. It is open to those who have no prior experience with such training, as well as serving as a refresher course for those who have previously attended. Skywarn storm spotters are trained to identify features that could lead to a tornado. In addition, these men and women provide valuable real time information on all severe weather phenomena like tornadoes, hail and wind storms and flooding to the NWS. This information is used to protect area citizens from the hazards associated with severe weather. Skywarn members include amateur radio operators, local law enforcement, firemen, media personnel and ordinary citizens from all walks of life.

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