Weather spotters training scheduled in Deltona

The City of Deltona will offer a free SKYWARN basic spotter training class in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Melbourne from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 24, in the City Commission Chambers, of Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blöd. 

One of the most important assets to the National Weather Service warning, forecast, and verification process is the SKYWARN Spotter Network. National Weather Service trained weather spotters provide real-time reports of tornadoes, hail, winds, flooding and hurricane damage. 

SKYWARN spotters include ham radio operators, emergency responders and communication dispatchers, citizen groups and others. 

How to register 

The classes are free, but registration is preferred. The presentations generally last two hours and are free. Full registration will be completed at the class. A National Weather Service meteorologist will discuss various aspects of severe weather, storm spotting, and severe weather safety. At least one SKYWARN spotter class is taught within each county every year— with two or more classes typically conducted within many counties. 

Registration is required online, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skywarnbasic-training-registration-092419-deltona-tickets-65692745771

For more information, contact Scott Spratt at scott. spratt@noaa.gov or 321255-0212, ext. 223.

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