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  • National Weather Service SKYWARN Training

    The National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter. Training is free and typically lasts about 2 hours. You'll learn:

    • Basics of thunderstorm development
    • Fundamentals of storm structure
    • Identifying potential severe weather features
    • Information to report
    • How to report information
    • Basic severe weather safety