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SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training is November 21

The Broward County Emergency Management Division will host training classes for SKYWARN Storm Spotters on Saturday, November 21, at the Broward County Emergency Operations Center, 201 N.W. 84th Avenue in Plantation. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or those who are spotters and want to sharpen their skills.

Classes for beginners and advanced Storm Spotters will be taught in a combined class by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. The Basic/Refresher class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Preregistration by Friday, November 13, is required as only 60 seats are available. To register, call or email .

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are a nationwide network of volunteers who report observations of significant weather and damage resulting from severe weather to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service then sends alerts to the public via television, radio, marine and weather radios, public safety agencies and other information sources that severe weather is approaching or has been sighted. Training is required in order to be a Storm Spotter. SKYWARN classes are ideal for amateur radio operators, Red Cross volunteers, firefighters, students or anyone who is interested and wants to serve.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Oct 19 2009. Filed under Broward County, Environmental, Plantation, Weather. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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