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Skywarn spotters sought

By Staff | Feb 22, 2013

The City of Sanibel Emergency Management Office and the National Weather Service is sponsoring the training of Sanibel residents interested in becoming Skywarn Storm Spotters.

Training will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel Captiva Road, by Daniel Noah of the National Weather Service in Ruskin. Advanced Skywarn training also will be offered.

The basic training class is scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. on March 13 and advanced training is 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 13.

Basic training focuses on weather safety, thunderstorm formation, severe weather cloud identification and reporting.

Advanced training features a discussion on sea breeze fronts, lightning patterns, visualizing instability and hurricanes.

To register contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at(239) 472-0345 or in person by March 6.

Skywarn is a national program developed to assist in reducing the threat of severe weather. The program is a partnership between the National Weather Service

and the City of Sanibel. The most important element in the program is a network of volunteer “storm spotters” who relay reports of severe weather to the National

Weather Service.