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Skywarn Storm Spotter Flood Class to be held

By Staff | Aug 28, 2015

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management has invited the National Weather Service to teach a SKYWARN Storm Spotter Flood Class on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6-10 p.m. The class will be held at the Independent Fire Company located at 200 West 2nd Avenue, Ranson. This class is free and open to the public.

The SKYWARN classes are designed to educate the public on weather threats in this area, as well as strengthen the ties between the National Weather Service and the local community. The more spotters the National Weather Service has out there, the faster vital ground truth information gets to the National Weather Service forecasters who make the decisions to issue lifesaving weather warnings.

Training in the Flood class is a good overview of flood threats in this area. It is intended for everyone. Basics I is a prerequisite for this class. The Flood class includes role of spotters & review of area; what to report and how; types of flooding; forecasting and meteorology of flooding; review of some flooding cases; and NWS products for flooding.

Pre-register for the course at www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarn-storm-spotter-class-flood-tickets-18135485726

For more information, contact Sandee Niles, deputy director, Jefferson County, WV Homeland Security & Emergency Management at (304) 728-3329 or by email to sniles@jeffersoncountywv.org.