National Weather Service Skywarn training
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
This is the rescheduled time.
This is live, in-person training from the National Weather Service office in Norman. The training is free and offered in conjunction with the Altus Skywarn Association, the Jackson County LEPC, and City of Altus Emergency Management.
If you miss this training, see http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=spottertalk for additional opportunities outside the area. Please review the information at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=skywarn prior to attending.
CLEET hours will be available with a form provided to register. If you need these hours, please make sure you see one of the emergency management people in attendance.
The mention of the webinar does not apply to this class. However, http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=spottertalklist lists the webinars.
1. The training is geared toward new and veteran storm spotters, as well as the general public and anyone interested in severe storms in or adjacent to the NWS Norman county warning area
2. The webinar will be slightly different than the ones did earlier this year. I hope to cover some very basic information about dual pol radar, as well as some information concerning our fall severe weather season. The rest of the training will cover the basics and will also be a good refresher for those who have attended training before. We cannot show video, however.
3. You can access the training material (which will be very similar to what's presented on the webinars) on the NWS YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/usweathergov#g/c/E428D98ED9A614C9 in case you are not able to make it. Feel free to share this link.
4. Individuals can register and participate in the training, but spotters should check with their local emergency manager/spotter group leader to find out whether the training will satisfy any local training requirements.
5. Oklahoma law enforcement officers are eligible for two hours of CLEET credit, BUT ONLY IF THEY ATTEND THE TRAINING AT A LOCATION HOSTED BY AN EMERGENCY MANAGER. We cannot award credit for individuals who complete the training individually.
6. Emergency managers and others may wish to host the training at a central location and invite people to participate as a group. I've attached a document explaining how to set up the classroom for a hosted webinar presentation.
7. I will provide a certificate for those who participate in the webinar. If you are hosting and have multiple people participating, I will send a blank certificate that you can distribute as you see fit.
When & Where
City of Altus Emergency Management
The City of Altus Emergency Management office offers planning, response, recovery, and mitigation activity and encourages membership in the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Area residents are encourage to visit http://altusem.blogspot.com for more information.
The emergency management office is happy to partner with the National Weather Service and the Altus Skywarn Association.
See Altus Skywarn at http://www.altusskywarn.org and the Local Emergency Planning Committee blog at http://altuslepc.blogspot.com/