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NOAA Severe Weather Spotter Training and Chili Lunch
Mark your calendar for January 31st. and spread the word. The Green Bay IMC Club, Brown County Civil Air Patrol squadron, and EAA Chapter 651 are jointly hosting a civic-minded, educational and tasty event.
In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States. These events threaten lives and property. In order to obtain critical ‘real-time’ weather information when such events happen, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN®. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by making timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the N WS. SKYWARN® storm spotters are citizens who form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather, helping give their communities the precious gift of time–seconds and minutes that can save lives.
In addition to providing a valuable community service, pilots will find the program personally beneficial. An increased knowledge of weather phenomena and storm development will prove very useful when making aviation weather decisions. The excellent explanations and audio visual presentation are particularly relevant to aviation. In recognition of its value in enhancing flying safety, this event qualifies for credit in the FAA WINGS program. Area aviators will receive an email message from faasafety.gov that includes a link for pre-registration.
The storm spotter training program is presented by a meteorologist and includes a question and answer session. The course topics cover storm development, structure, identifying and describing severe weather features, reporting procedures, and weather safety tips.
The presentation will be preceded by a tasty chili and cornbread lunch. Come warm yourself with a hot bowl of chili and friendly conversation before the program. A donation is appreciated to cover costs.
Thanks to Jet Air’s generosity, the event will be held in Jet Air’s new hangar, just east of their main building. Food will be served beginning at 12:30; the presentation starts at 1:45 and will conclude at approximately 3:15 PM.
Volunteers are needed to help with preparations, set up and tear down. Please contact Karen Kalishek (920) 819-4774 [email protected]