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Jan 25, 2013 1:23 PM by Melissa Canone

SKYWARN Class set for Jan 28

A National Weather Service SKYWARN Class will be held January 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm in Patterson at the Patterson Civic Center.

The class helps people recognize weather dangers from cloud formations and other weather activity.

This is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Anyone with questions can call 337-828-4100 ext 135 or 136.

SKYWARN is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer weather spotters. SKYWARN spotters coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather based phenomena to the NWS.

In addition to serving as a community's first line of defense against dangerous storms, spotters provide important information to warning forecasters who make critical warning decisions. SKYWARN storm spotters play a critical role of giving the NWS vital ground truth data, which helps the NWS perform its primary mission, to save lives and property.

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