Sky spies get ready for spring course March 26`
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office-Emergency Management Office in cooperation with the Grand Forks – National Weather Service will be hosting a SKYWARN® storm spotter course from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 in the Law Enforcement Center basement conference room. It is open to all members of the local community.
National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communications, such HAM radio, telephones and Internet, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.
The course will cover:
n Basics of thunderstorm development.
n Fundamentals of storm structure.
n Identifying potential severe weather features.
n Information to report.
n How to report information.
n Basic severe weather safety.
Any questions can be directed to Deputy Brian Halbasch, Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Office at 732-2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org bard.mn.us.