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Storm Spotter Training Sesssion, San Francisco, CA - 7/17/07


For anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area that's interested.  Free hotdogs and beer (not really, but wouldn't that be a great incentive to get people to go?)!    :D

--- Quote ---Contact: David Soroka, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area
Phone 831-656-1713x223,

DATE:    Tuesday July 17th, 2007
TIME:      7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
PLACE:    San Francisco Fire Department
      Division of Training Center – Main Training Room
      2300 Folsom Street @19th Street
      San Francisco, CA

RSVP:    NWS at 831-656-1713x223 or
SF Department of Emergency Management at 415-558-2739 or
      Formal RSVP not required – but suggested to gage attendance
Become a new National Weather Service Skywarn Spotter or re-learn your technique!  Learn how you can relay local weather information to the National Weather Service, assisting in their mission to save lives and property and help validate their weather warnings. The Skywarn Spotter program is entirely voluntary – but your participation can one day help to save lives. Attending this training session will also help you to prepare for dangerous weather, and better understand the hazards associated with high winds, winter storms, flooding and severe weather.

The United States is the most severe weather prone country on Earth. Each year, we cope with thousands of thunderstorms, hundreds of tornadoes, floods, high winds, extreme heat and cold, as well as winter storms and hurricanes. Locally, strong winter storms batter our coast with heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf. During the summer and fall, warm and dry weather combined with strong offshore winds also promote dangerous wildfires – threatening many areas.

Spotter trained communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but spotters can help communities save lives.  Attending this training will ensure that you, your family and the Bay Area are better prepared to deal with the ravages of Mother Nature.
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I always enjoy the storm spotter sraining class. I also just recently took a storm survey class. It was really interesting.


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