Monday, April 20, 2009

Skywarn Weather Spotter Trainier at Mount Rainier on May 11

Here's a great way to contribute as a volunteer from your own back yard! Join us May 11 to learn how to keep track of basic weather data, contribute to our understanding of weather and climate around Mount Rainier, and help make our forecasts more accurate and effective:

by the National Weather Service

Where: Tahoma Woods Education Center – Mt Rainier NP
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009

When: 6:00—8:30 PM
Who: Open to all interested citizens, amateur radio, CERT, citizen corps, emergency responders, transportation, public works, park staff

RSVP: Barbara Nelson, Pierce County Emergency Management 253-798-2168 or

This is your opportunity to learn how to look for and report significant weather events. Use of powerful visual media and group discussion make this class fun! You can play an important role in identification of area hazardous weather events. Spotters are needed, especially in rural parts of Pierce and Lewis Counties, as well as those who have weather instrumentation, such as an anemometer. Class capacity is 35, so sign up early!

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