Brevard County Emergency Management, National Weather Service Offering Two Free SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes

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classes held Sat., March 17 from 9-11 a.m and 12 noon-2 p.m. at Brevard County EOC in Rocklegde

ABOVE VIDEO: This video, distributed by the NWS in Albuquerque New Mexico is about NWS SKYWARN training and the critical role spotter play in the NWS warning program.  Brevard County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, will host two Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training Class on Saturday, March 17.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA– Brevard County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Melbourne, will host two Basic SKYWARN Spotter Training Class on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m and then again from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

SKYWARN Training is geared towards anyone with an interest in public safety and communications during extreme weather events.

SKYWARN is a program developed and taught by National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists and consists of trained weather spotters who report severe and hazardous weather to help in the weather warning process.

SKYWARN Spotter reports provide vital “ground truth” to the National Weather Service.

These are FREE courses that run approximately two hours each.

You may attend one or both classes, however, in order to take the Advanced class, you must have previously taken a Basic class taught by NWS Melbourne.

Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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