Skywarn Severe Weather Training – Oceana/Mason/Muskegon Saturday

March 6th, 2014 at 1:33 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

skywarn   The First Skywarn Training Session was tonight at Grandville High School (4700 Canal Ave, SW).  This was for both Kent and Ottawa Counties.  Skywarn sessions are free – sometimes they have refreshments and Storm Team 8 hopes to have a prize or two to raffle off to a lucky attendee in Muskegon.  We had a couple hundred people out for the Kent/Ottawa meeting Thurs. night.   Here’s a full list of training sessions for this winter/spring in West Michigan.  The Oceana/Mason (10 am) and Muskegon sessions (2 pm) are this Saturday.  You are free to attend any session, you don’t have to go to the one in your county.  Here’s some online Spotter Training and the online Spotter’s Field Guide.  Spotting is not just tornadoes and severe thunderstorms…spotters measure rain and snow, report flooding, icing and high wind gusts.

Also, thunderstorms in California…A Jupiter, FL, weather station reported 6.17 inches of rain Weds. evening.

6 Responses to “Skywarn Severe Weather Training – Oceana/Mason/Muskegon Saturday”

  1. GunLakeDeb says:

    I just want to add that EVERYONE should take this training at some point – it could save your life. It’s not a “technical” class – it’s mostly about recognizing tornadoes and differentiating between a true threat and “scary-looking clouds”.

    1. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

      GunLakeDeb, does Barry County have Sky warning any more? They use to have it out at central dispatch.

      1. Cort S. says:

        You may have to drive out of county since there are a lot of co-hosted events. Shelbyville on March 15. Battle Creek on March 29.

      2. GunLakeDeb says:

        Cort is right – Barry/Allegan are combined; and are hosted at the Luella Collins Community Center (126th Ave/Boot Lake) on the 15th at 2 PM. I usually drive to Grandville (I really LIKE Ernie Ostuno!) – but can’t make it tonight. Might try to make the one for Barry next week, since it’s in my backyard, so to speak.

  2. Larry of Hastings, barry co says:

    I took Skywarn training years ago, I need to review and get updated. This spring/summer Skywarn training may come handy.

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