McLennan County SKYWARN 2013
Written on January 28, 2013 at 6:00 am, by Adam Cuker
This Saturday Vortex Chasers will be attending the annual 2013 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, February 02, 2013 at the Emergency Services Education Center in Waco. The basic storm spotting class will be from 8:30am to noon followed by the advanced portion from 1:00 – 4:30pm.
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