SKYWARN CLASSES OFFERED
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Emergency Management will be offering two Skywarn class opportunities in Beltrami County. The classes will be held on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 6PM and Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 6PM. Classes will be held at the Beltrami County Emergency Operations Center in the Law Enforcement Center at 613 Minnesota Ave NW in Bemidji, please use the northwest entrance of the building. The two and a half hour classes are free, open to the public and there are no pre-requisites to attend; no RSVP is needed and you only need to attend one session.
Sywarn was developed by the National Weather Service in the early 1970’s to equip the public and emergency responders with training in the detection of severe weather and how to effectively and efficiently report severe weather to the National Weather Service. Skywarn spotters provide real-time information to the National Weather Service which assists in forecasting and the warning decisions during severe weather.
Class attendees will be provided with the National Weather Service Field Spotter’s Guide and view a multi-media presentation on severe weather. Anyone with an interest in weather or becoming a contributing Skywarn member is invited to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Christopher Muller.
-Christopher Muller, Director
Beltrami County Emergency Management