SKYWARN Training, Concord MA, May 15, 2010


Steve Telsey, N1BDA writes:

There will be a SKYWARN Storm Spotter training class May 15 at Concord Academy, in the Ransome room of the Math and Arts Center which is located across from the Gym. Concord Academy is located at 166 Main Street in Concord. Parking at the school is limited; however, there is a municipal parking lot off of Main Street on Keyes Road. The training is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM.

Rob Macedo, KD1CY a 15-year veteran of the NWS SKYWARN program will be the presenter. The program covers topics such as hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, down bursts and other summer and winter weather events. This highly informative and timely program will also provide information on identifying cloud formations, identifying hail sizes and estimating wind speed.

This program is open to all and will be of particular interest to anyone who enjoys outside activities such as sports, camping, boating or is just interested in learning more about the weather. This program will also cover safety tips that are appropriate during severe weather events.

The workshop is free, the multi-media presentation is captivating, and the handouts (new this spring) are excellent and informative reference materials. At the end of the program participants will have the opportunity to join the National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotters Program.

Please pass the word and encourage hams and non-hams alike to join us on May 15. I’ll send a reminder in May, but wanted to get the info out early so it can go on calendars.

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