WILKES-BARRE, PA. (April 9, 2013) – Wilkes University will host a SKYWARN weather spotting training class conducted by the National Weather Service’s Binghamton, N.Y., staff. The class, which is free and open to the public, trains volunteers to report severe weather to the National Weather Service. The class will be held on April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Wilkes University’s Stark Learning Center, Room 101.
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.”
There are a limited number of seats and registration is required. To register or if you have questions please respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-729-1597 EXT 4. For more information on this class, including maps of the class locations, or for other classes in our area, please visit us at weather.gov/bgm.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NOAA’s National Weather Service operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world, helping to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy. Working with partners, NOAA’s National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation to support community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather.
NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.