Free

Ottawa / Kent Severe Weather Spotter Training 2018

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Hudsonville High School / Eagle Auditorium

5037 32nd Ave.

Hudsonville, MI 49426

View Map

Event description

Description

This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter. The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.

NOAA's National Weather Service meteorologists across the country could use a hand — or more precisely extra eyes — to help them produce the most accurate weather information possible. If you are fascinated by weather, you have the opportunity to become a trained volunteer SKYWARN® storm spotter for your local weather forecast office.

Storm spotters provide valuable information on all types of weather hazards to meteorologists in their local National Weather Service forecast offices. Meteorologists use this information, especially when it comes to severe storms, to create a more complete picture of area weather conditions.

The SKYWARN program helps improve the timeliness and accuracy of weather warnings. When coupled with Doppler radar imagery, satellite and other data, reports from storm spotters help forecasters know exactly what is happening on the ground with rapidly developing storms.

“The more lead time we can provide with our warnings, the more time people have to take cover from life-threatening storms,” says Christopher Maier, who oversees the national SKYWARN program.

The Ottawa and Kent County SKYWARN groups are proud to once again offer this training to the residents of the counties surrounding the NWS office in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The SKYWARN training will be held at the Hudsonville High School Eagle Auditorium, located at...

5037 32nd Ave

Hudsonville, MI 49426

Our training this year will be held March 1st 2018, beginning at 6:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00pm. There will be several organizations with booths set up for you to enjoy. Please feel free to arrive early to take a look around and reserve your seats.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRINT AND BRING YOUR TICKETS WITH YOU FOR ADMISSION.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no age limits or requirements for attendees, however this event is best suited for those ages 11 and up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please enter from the 32nd Ave. entrance, located just North of the High School. Ample parking is available..

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, your registration is not transferrable to another attendee.

Can I update my registration information?

You may update your registation information as many times as you wish, up to the actual event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your printed ticket will help faciliate a quick and easy entrance for everyone, however if you forget your ticket - your registration can be looked up online at the entrance to the facility.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Your ticket holds information that we collect for use with the National Weather Service and SKYWARN activities. Please update your ticket information to include your correct name and contact information.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Hudsonville High School / Eagle Auditorium

5037 32nd Ave.

Hudsonville, MI 49426

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved