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Storm Spotter Training Program for Collin, Denton counties scheduled for Jan 16
By National Weather Service
Jan 16, 2021
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Saturday, January 16

Collin and Denton counties -- The 2021 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. The National Weather Service will be conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Collin County on Saturday, January 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with Collin County. Registration for this online class can be found at: https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap.

This virtual class is being combined with Denton County.

This class is for established storm spotters, anyone with an interest in severe weather, and/or anyone who wants to learn more about the severe weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared. This is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign.

Other classes in the region can be found on the full schedule:
https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap.

This year’s program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms. The program will also review thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms.

Additionally, the program highlights severe weather safety and how you can report severe weather information back to the National Weather Service and local public safety officials.

“By participating in this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free sessions to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”

The Collin County severe weather program is one of several training sessions the Fort Worth National Weather Service Office will conduct between January and March 2021. The National
Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties in North and Central Texas.

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