LAWTON, Oklahoma (KSWO) –
The National Weather Service’s Skywarn program in Norman opens two severe storm training sessions at the end of October. The events are free online webinars for anyone looking to learn more about severe weather. These webinars are great opportunities to learn not only to be safe for you and your family, but also to identify storms.
A session for beginners will be hosted on Tuesday October 26 at 6.30 p.m. This session will focus on basic safety tips in the event of severe weather onset, how to observe and recognize storms, as well as how to safely report or obtain storm imagery. security.
The advanced training is also free and is intended for people who have already completed the basic storm observer training. The advanced training webinar will take place on Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. This allows people who attend the basic webinar on Tuesday to attend the advanced webinar on Thursday. Thursday will deepen storm reconnaissance and safety, as some advanced people might be interested in storm chasing. You can register on the links below.
Registration for storm observer training: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6612277530296426509
Registration for the advanced parter training: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4145693617683369997
Each year, the United States experiences an average of 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes. Skywarn was created by the NWS of NOAA, part of the US Department of Commerce, as a volunteer program to provide quick and accurate storm updates to keep local communities safe. Skywarn observers go out and track severe weather events in the safest way possible to get data and images that Doppler radar cannot see.
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