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The National Weather Service, the Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management and the Forsyth Community Emergency Response Team are sponsoring basic and advanced SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training Saturday, May 25, at the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem. Basic training will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Advanced training will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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 free. For more information visit, call Michelle Brock at 661-6440 or send an e-mail to

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