The National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY will be conducting a Winter SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The class will be held at Hancock Emergency Operations Center at 24501 State Highway 97 in Hancock, NY. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather.
This class trains volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals 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” Nicosia continues.
There are a limited number of seats so please register if you plan on attending. To register or if you have questions please 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 our area, please visit us at weather.gov/bgm or follow us on Facebook.
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