2017 National Weather Service SKYWARN Basic Training Class Set Oct. 18 In Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // September 30, 2017
important assets to NWS warning
BREVARD COUNTY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A 2017 National Weather Service SKYWARN Basic Training Class is set Oct. 18 at the National Weather Service facility, located at 421 Croton Road in Melbourne. The class will run 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
One of the most important assets to the National Weather Service warning, forecast and verification process is the SKYWARNTM Spotter Network.
NWS trained weather spotters provide real-time reports of tornadoes, hail, winds, flooding and hurricane damage.
SKYWARNTM spotters include Ham Radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and you.
The classes are free, and all you need to do is show up and RSVP if requested.
Classes can also be scheduled for groups of 12 or more adults. All you need to do is provide a location and help advertise the class.
You must attend a formal class to become an official spotter for NWS Melbourne, and to obtain your spotter ID card.
To schedule a SKYWARNTM class for your organization in the the NWS Melbourne Warning Area or for further information about the NWS Melbourne SKYWARNTM Program, contact Warning Coordination Meteorologist Scott Spratt at 800-683-4468 ext 223 or by email to Scott.Spratt@noaa.gov
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