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Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

Free SKYWARN Training – May 25th

May 1, 2013

The National Weather Service will be conducting Basic & Advanced SKYWARN Weather Spotter training in Forsyth County on Saturday, May 25th.


SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training – Basic & Advanced

Saturday, May 25th / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building (Auditorium C)
1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

NWS-Raleigh webpage with SKYWARN information




The National Weather Service will present the SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program to help participants understand the warning process. 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. Lightning and its dangers will also be covered to help participants understand how lightning strikes and associated dangers.


The National Weather Service will also present the Advanced SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program. The class is designed to help students better understand the meteorology and dynamics behind all types of severe weather. The class will provide insight into the thunderstorm spectrum and how and why different types of storms develop.


Forsyth CERT will present WHAT IS FORSYTH CERT? between the Basic SKYWARN & Advanced SKYWARN training.


This training opportunity is FREE to attendees, open to the public & sponsored by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management and Forsyth CERT




Note: This will be the only Advanced SKYWARN training in the Triad this year!


Special thanks to the Raleigh Office of the National Weather Service for conducting the training and Forsyth County Cooperative Extension for providing the training location.






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