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Wilkes University to Host National Weather Service SKYWARN Training, Nov 19, 2014, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, SLC 101

The NWS in Binghamton, NY will be conducting a Winter SKYWARN (weather spotters) training class on November 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The class will be held at Wilkes University in the Stark Learning Center, Room 101. This class is for beginners or anyone that has a general interest in weather. This class trains volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals to the National Weather Service. The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.

The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program.” Said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings” Nicosia continues.

Please direct any questions about this event to Mark Kaster, Environmental Engineering and Earth Science Department, 570-408-5046 or mark.kaster@wilkes.edu.