March 26, 2019 – Jackson, WI – On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct Severe Weather Safety and Spotter Training in the Gathering Hall at the Jackson Area Community Center, N165W20330 Hickory Lane.
Two identical sessions will be held – an afternoon session from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and an evening session from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This training is free, open to the public and does not require any pre-registration.
The class will be delivered in two parts. The first hour will address aspects of severe weather safety including high winds, tornadoes, flooding and lightning. The second hour will cover recognition training on weather indicators of severe potential. The causes and dynamics of differing forms of severe weather will be discussed and video/photos of past weather events will be presented to illustrate some of the concepts.
Anyone interested in weather is encouraged to attend. This training is recommended for members of local police, fire and EMS departments as well as amateur radio operators. There will be ample time allowed for questions.
This training is sponsored through the cooperation of: Village of Jackson Emergency Management, Washington County Office of Emergency Management, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.