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SKYWARN© Training Session To Be Held in Gorham
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SKYWARN© Training Session To Be Held in Gorham

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine is sponsoring a SKYWARN® training session, to be held Thursday, May 5th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Gorham Recreation Department.

The concept of SKYWARN® was developed in the 1960's as a way to promote a cooperative effort between the National Weather Service and local communities. It’s a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

To ensure a network of knowledgeable volunteers and accurate reporting, those who are interested in becoming spotters are asked to attend a training session provided by a local office of the National Weather Service. SKYWARN® training is provided free of charge and typically covers these areas: Basic of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features, information to report and how to report it, and basic severe weather safety.

If you’re interested in becoming a SKYWARN© spotter, please contact Tim Watson at 207-839-0402, or visit www.qsl.net/ws1sm

 

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