The National Weather Service is offering SKYWARN spotter training in several Houston area locations throughout the coming months.
SKYWARN weather spotters are trained volunteers who watch the skies during severe weather and relay tips back to the National Weather Service.
According to the NWS, these reports are used to both validate existing warning and to provide momentum for issuing new warnings. The trainings are free two-to-three hour sessions open to the public.
Houston Area metro training opportunities:
Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Lone Star Convention Center
9055 Airport Rd., Conroe
Feb. 23, 6:30-9 p.m.
George Memorial Library
1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond
March 4, 9-11:30 a.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
3803 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood
March 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
Friendswood Public Library
416 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.
Missouri City Public Safety Headquarters
3849 Cartwright Rd., Missouri City