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NWS to hold Skywarn classes beginning this week
Feb 13, 2014 | 60 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bee-Picayune staff

BEEVILLE – The National Weather Service is seeking severe weather spotters for the upcoming severe weather season.

A class by the NWS to train storm spotters will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Bee County Emergency Operations Center, 111 N. St. Mary’s St., Suite 201.

Participants will learn how to identify a tornado and other dangerous weather conditions and how to report the hazardous weather to the National Weather Service. They will become part of the Weather Service’s SKYWARN program which numbers 290,000 volunteers nationwide.

The Beeville class is one of 12 classes to be conducted in South Texas in February and March.

In addition, six classes also will be available online in early March.

The free classes are conducted each year.

The online classes will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6; and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9.

A self-paced online course is available at any time. To register for any of the only courses, email Jason Runyen at Jason Runyan@noaa.gov or telephone him at 361-289-0959, ext. 1.

Additional details are available at www.srh.noaa.gov/crp/?n=skywarn.
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