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Emergency Management - Feb. 27, 2019

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a free Basic and Advanced Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter class on Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lewisville Fire Department, 216 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Lewisville.

The training will include how and why buildings fail in high winds; thunderstorm development and severity; recognizing storm and cloud elements; anticipating storm motions, intensity and severity based on cloud structure; and lightning dynamics and threats. 

The training is co-sponsored by the National Weather Service. No registration is required. For more information call the Office of Emergency Management at 336-917-7070 or send an e-mail to oem@cityofws.org.

Skywarn volunteers support their local community by providing the National Weather Service with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports provide invaluable data to meteorologists and supplement information provided by other observation tools, including Doppler radar, when issuing official severe weather warnings.

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