SKYWARN spotter training this Saturday

January 24th, 2013 at 2:30 pm by under Weather

(Please note the new location this year)


  22nd Annual
  Lou Withrow SKYWARN
  Austin / South Central Texas
  Severe Weather Spotter Training Session

   McCallum High School Fine Arts Center (AISD)
   5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, TX
   8:15 am to 4:00 pm / Saturday, 26 January 2013

  Sponsored by:
        Austin Independent School District
         National Weather Service / Austin – San Antonio
         L C R A
         3M Austin Amateur Radio Club
         American Red Cross – Centex Chapter
    Session Chairperson:          Session Asst Chairperson:        Technical Chairperson:
    Troy Kimmel (Email)            Bob Rose                                     Mark Murray

    Session Hosts:
    Larry and Barbara Gensch
    Print and Bring With You –
   South Central Texas SkyWarn Spotter Manual (pdf)
    SkyWarn2011 Web Links Page (pdf)
No advance registration required. This session is FREE of charge (other than lunch on your own).
Plenty of Free Parking.
Sign in / Registration starts at 8:15am the day of the training (please do not arrive before 8:15am).
A certificate of completion will be presented to those participants completing the entire training session.

This training is open to the general public.
Those involved in public safety and severe weather safety / recognition, such as amateur radio operators, first responders (police officers, firefighters and EMS officials), emergency management officials and media representatives (reporters, photojournalists) are encouraged to attend this important session.


             …. Basic and Advanced Spotter Training ….
             …. Kevin Kloesel Returns for Our Key Note Address ….
   8:15 – 9:00 am…. Session Registration

      9:00 – 9:15 am….  Session Welcome by Troy Kimmel and Bob Rose
                                        Facility Guidelines and Reminder – Larry and Barbara Gensch

      9:15 – 9:35 am…. National Weather Service Welcome
                                            Joe Arellano, Meteorologist in Charge, NWS / Austin-San Antonio

      9:35 – 9:40 am…. South Central Texas SkyWarn Spotter Guide Update – Troy Kimmel
                                            (found at: )

      9:40 – 10:15 am….  “Can Today’s Kids Reduce Tomorrow’s Flood Losses?”
                                               Roy Sedwick – Executive Director, Texas Floodplain Managers Association

      10:15 – 10:30 am…. Coffee Break (Courtesy of the American Red Cross, Centex Chapter)

      10:30 – 12:00 noon…. Basic SkyWarn Training Session
                                                   Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS/Austin-San Antonio

      12:00 noon – 1:15 pm…. LUNCH – On Your Own

      1:15 pm – 2:15 pm…. Skywarn 2013 Keynote Address
                                             “The Broken Record, Or Deja Vu All Over Again”
                                             Dr. Kevin Kloesel
                                             Director, Oklahoma Climate Survey
                                             Associate Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
                                                     University of Oklahoma

      2:15 – 2:25 pm…. Break

      2:25 – 3:45 pm…. Advanced SkyWarn Training Session
                                           Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS/Austin-San Antonio

3:45 – 4:00 pm…. SkyWarn Exercise and Session Close

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