Skywarn weather training session set

The Buffalo office of the National Weather Service, in cooperation with the CCAFMA (Chautauqua County Amateur FM Association) Radio Club, will be conducting a SKYWARN spotter training seminar at the Carlson Community Center, 50 West Lake Rd, in Mayville, on Wednesday May 22 at 7 p.m. Training is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated but not required.

SKYWARN is a national effort to save lives during severe weather emergencies with an expanding network of trained volunteer weather spotters. SKYWARN spotters support their local community and government by providing reports of severe weather directly to the National Weather Service in Buffalo by phone using the NWS spotter hotline, or by online reporting. The services performed by SKYWARN spotters have saved many lives.

The National Weather Service has a number of devices for detecting severe weather, however, the most important tool is the trained eye of the storm spotter. By providing observations, SKYWARN spotters assist NWS staff in their warning decisions, helping to protect life and property.

Anyone can become a severe weather spotter for the National Weather Service. For further information, you can call the National Weather Service at (716) 565-0204 ext. 223.

The registration form link: http://www.weather.gov/buf/Skywarn.


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