National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter Training

Become a volunteer severe storm spotter and learn how to identify and report severe weather to your local National Weather Service Office, keeping your local community informed of potentially hazardous weather!  Learn how you and your community can stay safe from these hazards.

The National Weather Service Office in Billings, Montana, in cooperation with Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group in Sheridan, WY will be conducting a SKYWARN Spotter Training Session.

Date:   Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time:  Noon – 2:00 pm

Place: Sheridan, WY at the Masonic Lodge at 109 S. Gould St.

The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement Doppler radar information on severe storms. Storm spotter reports are an important step in the National Weather Service warning decision process for severe thunderstorms that produce damaging hail, high winds, tornadoes and flash floods.

The training is free and anyone interested in severe weather or becoming a trained severe storm spotter is invited to attend. Volunteers currently registered for the program are also encouraged to attend as a refresher and to stay updated on the latest reporting procedures.

For additional information, please contact the following individuals:

Tom Frieders                                             Rondall Swart

National Weather Service                      Local Ham Radio Community Coordinator

Billings, MT                                                Sheridan, WY

(406) 652-0851 ext 223                            (307) 763-8515

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