This class is free of charge and no pre-registration is necessary.
The 2016 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe and non-severe storms. Most importantly, the course will cover what to do to keep yourself and others safe when thunderstorms threaten. The program will discuss spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures. The presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous new pictures of storms, as well as new video from recent severe storm seasons.
This class is intended for official storm spotters as well as anyone with an interest in learning more about severe weather. This is a part of an area-wide severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training sessions across 45 counties in Arkansas.
“By coming to this program, you will learn a lot about thunderstorms” said Dennis Cavanaugh, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS in Little Rock. “Even if you don’t become an active storm spotter, you will learn about how storms work, the visual clues you use to identify when dangerous storms are in your area, and tips to help keep you and your family safe when storms threaten.”
This severe weather program is one of many training sessions that the Little Rock NWS Office will conduct through April 2016. The National Weather Service in Little Rock provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 45 counties across the heart of Arkansas. For more information on severe weather, visit our website at http://www.weather.gov/lzk, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSLittleRock and on Twitter: @NWSLittleRock.