SKYWARN Training Class - Warren MA

CityOakham
CountyWorcester (MA2160)
Date05/09/2019
Hours19:00
CategoriaEvents
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Oakham
Worcester (MA2160)
Tel 2019-05-09
Categoria Events
SKYWARN Training Class - Warren MA

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boston/Norton Massachusetts, Warren Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Quaboag Regional School district will be sponsoring a severe weather spotter training session, part of the National Weather Service SKYWARN program. The session is open to the public at no charge. Amateur Radio Operators, Emergency managers, police, fire, and other first responders are encouraged to attend. Everyone age 16 and olderwho stays to complete the training will be able to become trained NWS weather spotters. The training session includes a two-hour thirty-minute computer-based presentation, which discusses the development of thunderstorms, the criteria for “severe” thunderstorms, as well as the cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornados.

Additional information will be presented about winter storms and proper snow measurement and reporting of coastal flooding, river, stream, and urban flooding and rainfall measurements. The session will also present the procedure for reporting weather information to the National Weather Service. Safety procedures for the various forms of summer severe weather (severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning), winter storms, and flooding will also be covered in the training session. Anyone attending should bring a pen or pencil and bringing a notebook is optional. Again, this SKYWARN Training class is sponsored by the Warren Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Quaboag Regional School District. Contact KD1CY-Rob Macedo at rmacedo@rcn.com for any questions or further info on the SKYWARN Training Class.
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