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Skywarn Training - Kihei - Sept. 16, 2017

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Kihei Baptist Chapel

1655 S Kihei Rd

Kihei, HI 96753

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Attend this 2-hour session and become a Certified Skywarn Weather Spotter!

Skywarn Weather Spotters are certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide professional meteorologists with accurate, local weather observations during hazardous conditions.

NOAA Meteorologist Matthew Foster from Oahu will teach the 2-hour certification class where you’ll learn basic atmospheric dynamics, cloud, wind and precipitation types, and the key things to look for that signal dangerous weather conditions.


This class is open to everyone; ham radio operators and those who will be reporting in to NOAA via telephone. Members of the ham radio community, CERT, the Red Cross and other Emergency Services Volunteer organizations are especially welcome and needed.


More about our presenter: My name is Matthew Foster and grew up in a small college town in Iowa. I've been a weather forecaster for the National Weather Service for the last 11 years; 9 of which have been in Hawaii. I became interested in weather from my service in the Army where I launched weather balloons to support artillery units. I decided to get out of the military and attended Iowa State University for my Bachelor's degree in meteorology. After completing my degree in 2006, I took my first National Weather Service position as an intern in Missoula, Montana. I got promoted to a forecaster in 2008 which brought me to Honolulu. I completed my Master's in Public Administration at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015 since I've been here. My focal points in the office include: social media, SKYWARN/outreach, aviation and winter weather. Other activities I enjoy include: running, biking, motorcycles, stand-up paddling, and traveling.


For more info on Skywarn visit: http://skywarn.org/about/

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