A NWS Skywarn Class Upcoming.... (12-5-12)
In this day of computer models, satellites and doppler radar, the human touch is still important in weather forecasting. Here at NewsChannel 9 we rely on dozen of weather watchers to give us rain or snow totals. Sometimes, simply telling us what is falling from the sky right now provides us with valuable clues as to what is happening in the atmosphere. The National Weather Service also relies on weather watchers, or spotters, and a couple of times of year they have free training sessions on how to be a spotter.The course is geared toward how to become a spotter for the National Weather Service but even if you just like weather this course may be for you. There are two opportunities coming up to take part in one of these courses. One is in Cortland on Wednesday December 19th between 6:30-8:30 pm at the Regional Training Center located at 999 State Route 13 in Cortland, NY. You don’t need any special training ahead of time and even if you just want to learn more about winter weather and how the National Weather Service works you might find this interesting. To register ahead of time either e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-729-1597 x 4.If you can’t make it to Cortland, a shorter online course is being offered this Thursday night between 7 and 8 pm. Again there is no fee but the Weather Service folks would like you to register ahead of time. Click here to go to the link.
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