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SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 20, 2018

Monday, January 8th, 2018 10:43am CDT

PlanoWeather.com will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 20 from 8:30AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

Basic Session at 8:30 AM – 12 Noon
Advanced Session at 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION
Collin College
Conference Center
2400 Community Avenue
McKinney, TX 75070

2018 Training Schedule for North Texas:
http://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnsch?sptrsch
http://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap

Forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth conduct storm spotter training sessions each year to help prepare spotters for the upcoming severe weather season. The NWS conducts the training at the invitation of local emergency management officials who organize the training and who, in most cases are responsible for maintaining their local storm spotter network.

The training sessions are typically about two hours long and cover fundamental information that every spotter needs to know, with a focus on safety, identification of key weather features and proper reporting procedures.