Well, you're in luck. The St. Louis County Police Department this fall is offering free SKYWARN training to anyone interested.
That's right! Now you can be one of those good citizens who calls into the National Weather Service during storms to offer your very own "SKYWARN" report.
Think of the responsibility! The glory! The celebrity!
Read all you need to know about the training program after the jump. It's RFT's "Press Release o' the Day."
The St. Louis County Police Department and Office of Emergency Management will be offering "Skywarn" Severe Weather Observer Training to all citizens interested in severe weather recognition, reporting, and safety.
These seminars teach severe weather safety, how to recognize potentially severe weather, and how to accurately report the conditions you are observing.
SKYWARN Level 1 training is offered from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, with Level 2 training available from 1:00 to 4:00PM. The training will be held on Saturdays, at the following locations:
- September 12 - Jefferson Barracks Park Visitors Center, 345 North Road
- October 17- Queeny Park Recreation Center, 550 Weidman Road
registration is not required for these classes and there is no charge.
Everyone is welcome and you need not attend all classes. Certification will
be issued to those completing each class. Level 1 is the basic class
required for all observers with additional information and training
provided in the optional Level 2 seminar.
citizens are urged to take advantage of this training opportunity and
provide a much needed community volunteer service. Amateur radio operators
who attend the training become participants of the Radio Amateur Civilian
Radio Service (RACES), the St. Louis County Police sponsored emergency
services amateur radio assistance network.
For more information, contact Michael Redman, Communications Coordinator, at 314-615-5362 or [email protected].