SKYWARN training offered in Canton
Apr. 1, 2019 PLYMOUTH VOICE.
Plymouth Michigan News
Become an official SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service.
As the tornado season approaches the National Weather Service will offer SKYWARN Spotter Training classes in southeast Michigan, through April.
A local class will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m., at the Canton Administration Building, located at1150 S.Canton Center, Canton, Michigan, 48188.
Topics will include:
- Severe weather hazards including thunderstorm and tornadoes
- How to identify important storm features
- Storm spotter reporting guidelines
- Review of last years weather events
Training enables spotters to provide essential information for all types of weather hazards and have the ability to identify and describe severe local storms to enable NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings, not only for tornadoes, but severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN storm spotters are the citizens who form the nations first line of defense against severe weather.
Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and private citizens.
The classes last about 25 minutes and are free and open to the public. Spotters must be a minimum age of 13 to report findings. While classes are appropriate for all ages ages 10 and up will likely get the most out of the training.
For other classes visit: https://www.weather.gov/dtx/spotter2