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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Basic SKYWARN Training and Severe Weather 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Salem Academy & College, Fine Arts Center - Drama Workshop, 500 E. Salem Ave.

THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND!

The National Weather Service will present the SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program to help participants understand the warning process addressing first responder issues. Discussions of how and why buildings fail in high winds as well as thunderstorm development and severity will be covered. Attendees will learn to recognize cloud elements of developing thunderstorms and be able to determine storm motion, intensity and severity based on cloud structure. Lighting and its danger to first responders will also be covered to help participants understand how lightning strikes and associated dangers.

For more information contact:
Michelle Brock
336-661-6440
michelleb@cityofwsfire.org

or

jeff.orrock@noaa.gov

(919)515-8209 Ext. 223
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