SKYWARN Spotter Training

SKYWARNThe Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency is offering a program designed to help residents identify dangerous storm systems.

Skywarn, a National Weather Service program is offered in Guernsey County every few years.  The program is used by the National Weather Service to collect reports of severe weather from local residents.  Essentially, it is designed to give the National Weather Service a network of reporters in this area.  This information is then used to verify watches, warnings, and forecasts.

The class will teach people to recognize different storms, and will also provide information for how to report storm damage to the National Weather Service.   You can also use information from this training to help the Guernsey County EMA identify areas of concern in our county after a storm.

This is a vital program for Guernsey County.  We have bad weather throughout the year, but spring marks the start of the severe weather season.

A Skywarn storm spotter class will be held in Guernsey County at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 18th at the Guernsey County Administration Building.  The class is free and open to the public.  Since seating is limited, we do ask that you call the Guernsey County EMA at 740-432-9292 or send us an email at ema@guernseycounty.org to let us know that you are planning on attended.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Guernsey County Citizen’s Alert System. Subscribing to the notification system will help ensure that you are getting the information you need to be safe during an emergency.  Click here to register for this free program or contact Guernsey County EMA at 740-432-9292 or email ema@guernseycounty.org for more information or assistance.