Become a Trained National Weather Service Skywarn™ Storm Spotter
The Miller County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a training session for those that want to learn how to be a Storm Spotter. Yes, this means you!
Tuesday, February 11 at the Bi-State Justice Center in the Police training room and starting at 6:00 PM you can learn to be a Storm Spotter. Joe Bennett with the Office of Emergency Management says the class takes about an hour but they allow up to two hours for questions and answers.
Here's the details from the Miller County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page:
Skywarn™ (formed in the early 1970s) is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn™ volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of approaching severe weather. The focus of Skywarn™ (and of the NWS) is simple...to save lives and property.
For more information go to the Event Page on Facebook, you can also learn more about being a Storm Spotter by calling the National Weather Service at 318-631-3669.