McLennan County SKYWARN 2011
Written on March 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm, by Adam Cuker
This Saturday Vortex Chasers will be attending the annual 2011 McLennan County SKYWARN.
Come check out this informative session while getting a chance to meet the team and see the chase vehicle.
The McLennan County SKYWARN will be held this Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Emergency Services Education Center in Waco. The basic storm spotting class will be from 9:00am to noon followed by the advanced portion from 1:15 – 3:30pm.
The National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in weather, public service and access to communication, such as HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter…
The Training Covers:
- Basics of thunderstorm development
- Fundamentals of storm structure
- Identifying potential severe weather features
- Information to report
- How to report information
- Basic severe weather safety