Skywarn Storm Spotters Ready for Action
We hit it big time today. Front page of the the Daily Commercial from Leesburg, Florida. A four column spread with two pictures and a single column on page two. Also made the newspapers web site with the same story and many more pictures. Check out the web site article - click HERE...
This is the result of a news conference we had at my home a couple of weeks ago . The reporter had contacted me and asked if I would get a few of my ham friends together so he could interview them about Skywarn. He got my name from all the news releases I had been sending the paper over the last year as Lake County ARES P.I.O. He and a photographer spent about an hour and a half with us.
We kept waiting and waiting to see if anything would come of this and today we finally saw the results.
Thanks to the
sponsorship of Lake County Amateur Radio Emergency Service,
the Lake Amateur Radio Association and the National Weather
Service, sponsors of a Skywarn Spotter training class,
Because radar can not always see what is going on in specific neighborhoods at ground level the NWS depends upon trained Skywarn Storm Spotters to help fill in those gaps of weather information. Spotters are trained how to report such things as tornados, hail, damaging winds, flooding and other information defined by the National Weather Service. The volunteer Skywarn Spotters are taught what to look for and exactly how to report that information to their regional NWS office.
The Lake County
Spotter’s class was held at the
The course was
presented by two Meteorologists from the National Weather
Service office in
The course was
attended by local ham radio operators, public service
personnel and members of the general public. All those who
attended qualified for their Skywarn Spotter Card and are
now ready for action somewhere near you in
John T Luebbers K1AYZ