The National Weather Service office in Binghamton, NY, will offer a free, basic SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on Wednesday, March 5, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Lackawanna County 911 Center, Jessup.
This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather. Previous training or equipment is not required. The course will instruct volunteers on how to report severe weather to the National Weather Service.
The SKYWARN program is a nationwide initiative that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. Trained weather spotters are crucial to the National Weather Service for providing accurate, severe weather warnings which can save lives and property.
Space for the program is limited. People can register or submit questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607)-729-1597, EXT 4. Information on this class and other programs in the area are listed on weather.gov/bgm or on Facebook.
The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NOAA’s National Weather Service operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world. Its mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.