Sunday, February 25, 2018

NWS Set date for local SKYWARN Training

The National Weather Service in Shreveport, LA will provide free SKYWARN training in Rusk County on April 5th. The training will be held at the Rusk County Sheriff's Department's training room and is open to the public.

 NWS staff will teach both Beginner and Advanced SKYWARN levels including basic storm identification, storm mechanics, severe weather indicators, spotter safety and best practices. The "Advanced" level will include topics on radar products and in-depth meteorology.

The training is required for all active ARES storm spotters in North Texas. Please send a copy of your completed certificate to your local ARES EC.