|Skwarn spotter card that enables you to report severe|
weather events to the NWS.
The NWS in Cleveland has announced the Skywarn Spotter Training dates for 2014. Each year these training sessions are held in just about every county and main purpose is to educate the public on weather spotting techniques. A meteorologist from the NWS is typically in attendance and gives a presentation on spotting techniques and a background on severe weather. This event is free and is open to the public. The Skywarn session in Crawford County will be held Monday March 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM. It will be held in St. Brigids Church in Meadville. If you can't make it to the one in Meadville, there will also be one in Erie at Hamot Hospital on Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
I was able to attend the one in Erie a few years ago. It was my first time attending a Skywarn Session and I was impressed. Gary Garnet, a meteorologist at the NWS in Cleveland gave a presentation on severe weather and spotting techniques. The presentation was great and very informative. I encourage everybody to attend a session. It is a great experience and I guarantee you will walk out of there with more knowledge of the weather. The best part about Skywarn is that it is free and open to anybody. You also get the opportunity to sign up to become a spotter which enables you the chance to report any severe weather to the NWS. Because they are in Cleveland and cannot be present every time severe weather occurs, they rely on their Skywarn spotters heavily for severe weather reports. Everything is free and anybody can sign up.
Crawford County Skywarn
Monday March 17, 2014 6:30 PM
St. Brigids Church
383 Arch Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Erie County Skywarn
Tuesday April 1, 2014 6:30 PM
Hamot Hospital Audtorium
201 State Street Erie, PA 16550
Go To The NWS Cleveland Skywarn Website