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Posted on: March 4, 2020


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Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Thursday March 5, 2020

Ellis County and the City of Waxahachie Office of Emergency Management cordially invites you to attend the free National Weather Service (NWS) SKYWARN storm spotter training held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Located at the Coleman Junior High Fine Arts Center, 1000 Highway 77 North, Waxahachie, TX

Last year brought a variety of severe weather; including tornadoes, straight line winds and flash flooding. The 2020 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local emergency management officials want you to be prepared. The SKYWARN training covers severe thunderstorm characteristics, cloud formations, identifying different threats associated with severe storms, how to report, and basic weather safety.

The target audience is for organized storm spotters, anyone with an interest in severe weather, and/or anyone who wants to learn more about the severe weather threats in North and Central Texas region. This training is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign, which will include spotter training sessions across 46 counties. Other classes in the region can be found on the full schedule . Pre-registration is not necessary.

We look forward to see you March 5, 2020! More information to come as we draw closer to the training. For additional information, please contact the Ellis County Office of Emergency Management at: or call 972-825-5199.

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