5: SKYWARN Training

Our annual Skywarn Weather Spotter training season is approaching, and we encourage all Ohio District 3 ARES members to attend a training session near them every couple of years.  For most ARES members two hours of weather training every few years is enough.  But what if you are interested in a weather topic that isn’t covered in these opportunities?

On Friday, March 22, 2013 the Ohio State University Meteorology Club will host its 17th Annual Severe Weather Symposium.  The location will be the Fawcett Center on the west side of the OSU main campus, one of the few places on campus where parking is free.  This has historically been an 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM activity with an hour break for lunch.  Details are still being released, so check www.geography.osu.edu/metclub weekly for further information.

Then on Saturday, March 23rd the Wilmington National Weather Service office will conduct an Advanced Spotter Training class from 1 to 5 PM at the Golder Conference Center, Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.  To preregister for this free training, go to the Wilmington NWS home page and click on the Advanced Class scheduled link.

For our next program, what if you want still more free weather training?