SKYWARN TRAINING COMING TO MACOMB COUNTY
Macomb County Emergency Management has made arrangements to bring the National Weather Service to Macomb County for two SKYWARN Spotter Training opportunities for 2016.
The first course will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 2. The second chance to take this course will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. The two classes will be held at the Macomb Intermediate School District building located at 44001 Garfield, Clinton Township on the main floor in room 100.
To register for either course, call the Macomb County Office of
Emergency Management at (586) 469-5270, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday or email registration requests to email@example.com.
In order to register, the name of the person attending the training and the date they are attending are necessary. This course is free and open to all interested persons.
SKYWARN storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the nation's first line of defense against severe weather. The National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in public service and/or access to communication such as HAM radio to join the SKYWARN program.
To train those volunteers, the National Weather Service offers SKYWARN Spotter Training to the public every year. The classes are typically two hours long. The course needs to be taken once every two years for attendees to stay up to date as a storm spotter. The training
* basics of thunderstorm development.
* fundamentals of storm structure.
* identifying severe weather features.
* information to report.
* how to report information.
* basic severe weather safety.