Weather spotters are needed
— The National Weather Service in Binghamton, N.Y., will be conducting a Basic SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on April 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The class will be held at 135 Pike County Boulevard in Hawley. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather.
Instructors trains volunteers to report severe weather to the National Weather Service. The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training or equipment is required.
The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service.
“Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program.” Said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings.”
There are a limited number of seats so persons should register in advance. To register or if you have questions respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 607-729-1597 EXT 4.
For more information on this class, including maps of the class locations, or for other classes in the area, visit weather.gov/bgm or follow them on Facebook.
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