Skywarn Spotter Training

Thursday evening 3 of us departed Bristol to head to Marlborough. Shortly after we arrived at the fire station we were joined by 2 friends, making for a total of 5 Bristol CERT members present to take the Skywarn Spotter Training offered by the National Weather Service. In all there were 50+ people taking this class which results in being given an official spotter number to help the NWS gather data about weather conditions.

This 3 hour session covered various signs of severe weather to look for and report on. We also were instructed not to report on “severe lightning” or “sand sized hail” falling from the sky. The class was jam packed with information and while it likely is more than can be absorbed in one sitting we were pointed to where refresher training could be taken on the web and also had handouts to take home too. All in all I’d recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about the weather. Bill Babcock did an excellent job teaching this material to us. He kept things interested and multiple people were heard congratulating him on a class well taught. Look for more information at the website.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s