SKYWARN is the NWS volunteer weather spotting program where public citizens send reports to weather meteorologists to help them make a precise prediction to protect life and property. The Acushnet EMA is sponsoring a SKYWARN Training session on Thursday, June 14th, 2007, 7:00pm at the Acushnet Community Center, 232 Middle Road, Acushnet, MA. This session is open to the public, free of charge and runs about three hours.
A video presentation will show cloud features associated with severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. It will also stresses what types of phenomena should be reported. Upon completion of the training, identification cards will be handed out along with a special phone number for reporting directly to the National Weather Service.