UNC Asheville's Atmospheric Sciences Department will host advanced Skywarn storm-spotter training at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at UNC Asheville's Robinson Hall, room 125. Justin Lane of the Greenville-Spartanburg National Weather Service Forecast Office will lead the two-hour course. Representatives from emergency response agencies, amateur radio operators and interested weather watchers are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.
Skywarn storm spotter volunteers provide timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Storm spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, though their main responsibility is to identify and describe severe local storms.
For more information, contact Christopher Godfrey, UNC Asheville assistant professor of Atmospheric Sciences, at 828/232-5160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.