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15 March 2016   ERAU

FREE Training Seminar Monday, Mar. 21 at ERAU Prescott

The National Weather Service is seeking volunteers to become trained weather spotters in the Prescott Quad-City Area as part of their SKYWARN program. Weather Spotters help the NWS to issue timely warnings and document the occurrence of severe weather. The storm report data created in part through the nationwide network of SKYWARN spotters is a very valuable resource for research, forecast verification, etc. If you would like to become a SKYWARN spotter, please consider attending the FREE training described in the attached flyer.

The training will be conducted by Mr. Tony Merriman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Flagstaff Arizona. It will take place at 5 PM on Monday, March 21, in the Embry-Riddle Davis Learning Center Auditorium (Building 20 on the map:http://prescott.erau.edu/Assets/prescott/forms/prescott-map.pdf). It will take 1-2 hours depending on the level of discussion from the group and will include the following topics:

  • Basics of thunderstorm development
  • Fundamentals of storm structure
  • Identifying potential severe weather features
  • Information to report to the National Weather Service
  • Basic severe weather safety

Please RSVP to james61c@erau.edu if you plan to attend.