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Advanced Skywarn Spotter Cource

DATE: June 3, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
Location: Lackawanna County Center for Public Safety
30 Valley View Drive
Jessup, PA 18434

Sponsored by Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency

Objective:

To train storm spotters about advanced severe weather topics and what to report to the National Weather Service(NWS) and Emergency Management relating to severe thunderstorms, tornados, hail and lightning.

Topics Include:

Review of NWS, importance of spotters and ground truth storm reports, and reporting procedures; radar meteorology, advanced discussion on thunderstorm ingredients and how meteorologists measure thunderstorm and tornado potential including concepts like CAPE, lifted index, and how wind shear affects thunderstorm and tornado development; review of severe weather safety and terminology and how to get severe weather information.

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who have taken BASIC SKYWARN in the past 3 years or someone with a background in meteorology. SKYWARN spotters are independent of any government agency and are not by definition “Storm Chasers”.

For more information, please visit the National SKYWARN homepage at http://www.skywarn.org

 

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