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 the Fallon County Disaster and Emergency Services in Baker, MT will be conducting a SKYWARN Spotter Training Session.

Date:Wednesday,

April 17, 2019

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Baker, MT

Senior Citizen Center

  

  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

National Weather Service

Billings, MT

(406) 652-0851 ext 223 tom.frieders@noaa.gov

Chuck Lee

Fallon County Disaster and Emergency Services

Baker, MT

(406) 778-7121

chuckleemt@hotmail.com

On the web at:

National Weather Service Billings:weather.gov/billings

Training: www.weather.gov/byz/spotter_training

      



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