Saturday Spotter Training
We are pleased to announce a preliminary agenda for Saturday’s free Storm Spotter Training. The training is great for anyone who is a spotter, wants to become a spotter, or just wants to learn more about severe weather. The session will focus on the challenges and dangers associated with being a storm spotter, and will provide tips and suggestions for dealing with those challenges. We’ll discuss some of the NWS products and information services that spotters should use, and some of the emerging technologies that are changing the way severe weather information is shared.
Saturday’s Preliminary Agenda:
8:00a Welcome and introductions
8:15a Where Does My Report Go? Behind the Scenes of NWS Warning Operations, Rick Smith – Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Norman, OK
9:00a The ARRL and Skywarn, Mike Corey W5MPC – Emergency Preparedness Manager, The American Radio Relay League
9:30a The Future of Severe Weather Information Collection, Patrick Marsh – PhD Student and NSSL Liaison to the Hazardous Weather Testbed
10:15a Safe and Accurate Reporting, Chris Novy – Weather Spotter Coordinator and Analyst for Canadian County (OK) EMA
11:30a Workshop Ends!