We are very fortunate to have the National Weather Service offer their SKYWARN training in the East Bay area. Not only is the topic of weather spotting fascinating, but the information that is gathered on the ground is critical for validating forecasting models and can have an impact on the ability of our towns to recover some of their expenses incurred as a result of a major weather event. Having trained SKYWARN spotters that are also hams is an extra bonus, as we can get the ground reports to the NWS via Amateur Radio when other means are inoperable.
The SKYWARN training is free, and takes about 2.5 hours. But you must register as space is limited. Details are below:
Saturday May 12th, 2018 – 1000 AM-1230 PM:
Middletown Fire Department – Community Room
239 Wyatt Road
Taught by: Amateur Radio Coordinator
Registration Required via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/