ACU to serve as host for Skywarn training program

For Immediate Release
Feb. 22, 2000

The National Weather Service in San Angelo will conduct the annual Skywarn training program in the east dining hall of the "World Famous Bean" on the ACU campus Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m.

The program is primarily for weather spotters, volunteers who report on severe weather status for the NWS, but everyone can benefit from attending.

The first section of training will cover severe weather hazards and ways of protection against hazards such as tornadoes, flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds.

"Everyone should have a severe weather safety plan for wherever they are-at home, work, school or on the highway," said Buddy McIntyre, warning coordination meteorologistthe NWS

The second section of the training will provide basics about how thunderstorms are organized and where within the thunderstorm severe weather is likely to occur. Slides of wall clouds, precursors to tornadoes, will be shown for.

The third section of the training will provide advanced training concerning tornado formation, a complicated process not fully understand.

Three TV meteorologists from Abilene will be present at the training program.

ACU was chosen as the location for this program because it can accommodate large numbers of people who might attend.


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