The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids will be presenting Advanced SKYWARN training this Fall. The training is intended for those who have been through the Basic SKYWARN training held each Spring. The training will cover three main topics; assessing the storm environment to recognize what the primary weather threats will be, assessing storm structure on radar and comparing it to visual clues for storm type and threat identification, and post-storm damage assessment.
There will be a presentation on Thursday, December 2nd at 630 pm in Lansing. The training will be held in Room 128 of the Michigan State University Natural Science building on Farm Lane off Grand River Avenue.
Emergency managers and Amateur Radio SKYWARN coordinators that are interested in scheduling a presentation may contact Jamie Bielinski, the NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist at Jamie.Bielinski@noaa.gov.