NWS Skywarn Announces Three Virtual Storm Spotter Training Sessions


The webinars are open to the public and free.

(Ripley County, Ind.) – Is the storm following your thing?

The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Wilmington, Ohio has scheduled three virtual observer training webinars that will be open to the public and free.

Each of the three webinars will run with a live Q&A session using GoToWebinar software, which can accommodate up to 1,000 people for each session.

If demand is high enough, the NWS may consider adding a fourth webinar in April or May.

Pre-registration is required by clicking on the link above to the webinar you wish to attend.

The Skywarn storm-watching program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the National Weather Service to report significant weather conditions.

Storm Spotters provides critical information that helps alleviate technology limitations by providing real-time, on-the-ground observations of tornadoes, hail, wind, and prominent cloud formations.

For more information visit https://www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule

Residents of Ripley County are encouraged to register with the CodeRED system to receive weather and other emergency alerts. You can visit www.ripleycounty.com and click on the CodeRED logo or text RIPLEYCOALERTS to 99411 to receive a direct link to the registration form on your mobile device.

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