Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another Storm Spotters Class Offered In Cookeville

Tennessee Tech University will host a National Weather Service storm-spotter training program on August 12th, which is open to the public. TTU has applied for and expects to receive recognition as a National Weather Service Storm Ready University this fall. The recognition will make TTU one of three Storm Ready Universities in Tennessee and one of just 58 in the country. Officials say the designation is the result of resources and equipment in place that allow for the timely notification of dangerous weather conditions. The August 12th SKYWARN Weather Spotter training session for the community will be held at 9:30 am in the Nursing and Health Services Building auditorium. The training is free and open to anyone in the region. The National Weather Service uses trained weather spotters to obtain critical weather information during severe weather events. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. The main responsibility of a SKYWARN spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. The training lasts approximately two hours and covers:

Basics of thunderstorm development
Fundamentals of storm structure
Identifying potential severe weather features
Information to report
How to report information
Basic severe weather safety

You can vist this link for more information.