Are you interested in weather? Do you want to help your community when severe weather hits? Then become a trained SKYWARN Weather Spotter.
Join the WWAY StormTrack3 Weather team and the National Weather Service Wilmington for a free SKYWARN training class on Monday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. at the WWAY Event Center at 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.
The training will include basic information about thunderstorms, types of severe weather, severe weather terminology, the types of information that help the NWS with warning operations, a significant emphasis on weather safety and a brief look at East Coast tsunami threats.
SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 300,000 trained spotters across the country. The program started in the 1970s, and the information observed by spotters coupled with technology such as Doppler radar and GOES satellite imagery enable meteorologists to confidently issues life saving warnings. In addition, the observations submitted by spotters are routinely used for meteorological research to develop enhancements to radar methodologies utilized by meteorologists.