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Allen County Storm Spotter Education

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Allen County Public Library

900 Library Plaza

Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Anyone can help protect their community from weather threats like tornadoes. In just a couple of hours, you can learn how severe weather forms, how to distinguish truly threatening weather from scary-looking but harmless clouds, and how to report severe weather so the rest of your community can be adequately warned.

The Allen County chapter of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service invites all interested persons to attend this meeting, You don't have to be a ham radio operator and you don't need any prior knowledge of meteorology or communications.

Scheduled speakers include ABC21 WPTA Weekend Morning Meteorologist Caleb Chevalier, WANE 15 Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri, WFFT FOX 55 weekend Meteorologist Caleb Saylor, Fort Wayne's NBC Weekend Meteorologist Jon Wilson, Allen County Office of Homeland Security director Bernie Beier, Consolidated Communications Partnership (911/public safety dispatch) director David Bubb, Allen County ARES team leader Jim Moehring and Allen County SKYWARN ham radio net manager Jay Farlow.

Although representatives of the National Weather Service (NWS) are not available for this meeting, we will follow the NWS SKYWARN curriculum with enhancements specific to Allen County. NWS does not plan to teach a spotter class in Allen County until autumn of 2019.

This meeting will be valuable to anyone who is interested in severe weather, including those who have previously received storm spotter training.

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