Would you like to become a weather spotter to assist the National Weather Service and local emergency first responders? Maybe you'd just like to be more familiar with weather systems that have the potential to result in severe conditions. You have your chance on Thursday, March 28, at 7 PM at The PIX Theatre. Lapeer County Office of Emergency Management, Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association, Lapeer County Community Emergency Response Team and the National Weather Service will be holding a SKYWARN training class. The class is free and open to the public.


SKYWARN is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters who report to and are trained by NOAA's National Weather Service. These spotters report many forms of significant or severe weather such as severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, heavy snow and flooding.
The staffs at each NWS Forecast Office are responsible for issuing local forecasts and Severe Weather Warning services for the county warning forecast area. SKYWARN spotters provide an invaluable service by providing ground truth on the atmosphere observed from advanced radars, satellites and reporting stations. These spotters act as the eyes and ears of the NWS in helping to provide better forecasts and severe weather warnings.

Registration is not required. For more information contact Mary Piorunek at mpiorunek@lapeercounty.org. The PIX Theatre is located at 172 West Nepessing Street in downtown Lapeer.

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