Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Scheduled for Jamestown
Posted by KSJB News on 4/7/2017 3:26:00 PM.
Bergquist says it's been 2 years since the class was offered locally.
JAMESTOWN (Jerry Bergquist) - With warmer weather soon on its way, the potential for severe summer weather will rapidly intensify.  To help us prepare, the National Weather Service has scheduled a SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Class for Tuesday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m., in the lower level of the Law Enforcement Center in Jamestown.

The class will be conducted by John Paul Martin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Bismarck.  The class, which lasts about two hours, will focus on recognizing and understanding the different types of severe summer weather such as thunderstorms, down-burst winds, flash floods, hail, and tornadoes.  The class is free and open to all organizations and individuals who want to become more familiar with how to identify severe summer weather. 

Attending this class does not require an individual to become an official National Weather Service weather spotter.  If you have previously attended this class, attend again.  It’s a great refresher course that keeps you aware of the possible types of severe summer weather events in North Dakota.   

For more information contact the Stutsman County Emergency Manager’s Office at 701-252-9093.

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