Learn to spot severe weather with Storm Spotter Training Program happening this week in Morgan Mill.
Special to BENEATH THE SURFACE NEWS
Severe weather season is just around the corner and the National Weather Service and local safety officials want you to be ready.
The NWS will conduct a free severe weather training class from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Morgan Mill Community Center.
Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with the Erath County Office of Emergency Management.
Registration is not required.
This class is for anyone with an interest in severe weather, established storm spotters or anyone who wants to learn more about the severe weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared.
This year’s program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms. The program will also review thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms.
Additionally, the program highlights severe weather safety and how you can report severe weather information to the National Weather Service Fort Worth Office and local public safety officials.
“By participating in this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free classes to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”
For more information on severe weather, visit our website at https://weather.gov/fortworth or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth and on Twitter @NWSFortWorth.
NOTE: This class may be changed to a virtual class up to the day before the class. Be sure to check the links provided below for updated information before attending.