Welcome to the “Skywarn Spotter Training” update from Big Island ARRL News.

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Content supplied by Steve Miller (WH6N) via e-mail.

Accessed on 23 October 2019, 2030 UTC, Post 1173.

Thanks to Steve Miller (WH6N) for this reminder about the upcoming Skywarn Training Class at the W.M. Keck Observatory Headquarters in Waimea.

Here’s Steve’s note:

“On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Keck will be hosting another NWS Skywarn spotter training session.  It will be held in the Jerry Nelson Conference room from 10 am to 12 pm.  All interested parties are welcome.

You can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nws-data-collection-office-hilo-26756532773

What is a Skywarn Spotter?

SKYWARN is a nationwide network of volunteer weather spotters, trained by National Weather Service (NWS) personnel, who report hazardous weather to local NWS offices. Amateur radio operators and weather observers, generally operating through local organizations, are ideally equipped to contribute to the SKYWARN program. However, the general public is also an integral part of this program. SKYWARN Spotters provide ground truth on the atmosphere that we observe from radar, satellites and various reporting stations. They are our eyes and ears, helping to provide better forecasts and warnings.

Hope to see you there…

Steve – WH6N”

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