NWS issues procedure for canceling spotter training

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SKYWARN spotter training presented by the Northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 4, in South Bend, with additional sessions at other locations planned for the following several weeks. The possibility exists that winter weather might force NWS to cancel one or more of the planned sessions. Recently, the NWS sent an email message to those who have pre-resgistered for a training session, to describe plans for communicating such cancelations. If you have not pre-registered for a training session, doing so here will assue that you will receive email notification, should weather force cancelation of that session. Below is an excerpt of the email message that NWS sent to people who have already registered:

In the event that weather creates hazardous conditions, the National Weather Service may decide to cancel the Spotter Training.

At this time there does not appear to be any reason to think that the event will be cancelled; however, if public safety is a concern, we will work with the local Emergency Management Agency to get the word out as soon as possible.

If Winter Weather puts our spotters at undue risk we will cancel the training.  To do otherwise contradicts the NWS mission of saving lives.

Thank you again for your interest in the SKYWARN Spotter program.  Your dedication and service is critical to an effective warning program.

Hopefully, you have had time to complete the Online Courses from MetEd and we are looking forward to the upcoming training.

Michael Lewis


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