Want to help the National Weather Service in FoCo? Register for a SKYWARN class

Justine Lookenott

A SKYWARN Storm Spotter training class will be available in Forsyth County on Friday, March 31Photo byMax LaRochelleonUnsplash

(Forsyth County GA) Interested in assisting the National Weather Service (NWS) with keeping people safe during severe weather? A SKYWARN Storm Spotter training class will be available in Forsyth County on Friday, March 31.

SKYWARN is a citizen volunteer program made up of about 350,000 to 400,000 trained volunteers who provide detailed, up-to-date weather reports to the NWS.

According to the SKYWARN website, Volunteers will learn the following:

  • The basics of thunderstorm development
  • The fundamentals of storm structure
  • How to identify the features of potential severe weather
  • What information to report
  • Basic severe weather safety

On Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m., the NWS Atlanta/Peachtree City office will be holding a training session at the Forsyth County Administration Building at 110 East Main Street in Cumming.

The training is free and open to everyone. No previous experience is necessary. Classes usually go for about two hours.

To register for the class, click here. For more information on SKYWARN., visit weather.gov/skywarn.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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