TERRE HAUTE —
The National Weather Service Indianapolis office, in conjunction with Illiana Skywarn, is sponsoring a Severe Weather Spotters’ Training Class on Monday night.
The class is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at Berean Baptist Church, 6770 N. Clinton St.
The two-hour class is designed to train emergency and/or law enforcement personnel, teachers, students, scout troops and the public in how to properly identify and report severe weather events to the National Weather Service.
These events include hail, damaging winds, funnel clouds, tornadoes and other weather phenomenon related to severe thunderstorms
The class is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
David Tucek, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Indianapolis, will be the main presenter.
Since 1974, Illiana Skywarn has used Amateur Radio to exchange timely severe weather-related information with the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis. Amateur Radio operators work in conjunction with the National Weather Service, through their Skywarn program, to report severe weather events as they are happening. This information is used in conjunction with weather service radar data to issue weather warnings to protect the public.
A “talk-in” for amateur radio operators will be on 145.23 and 444.600 Skywarn system.
Visit illianaskywarn.blogspot.com for more information on Illiana Skywarn.