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NWS Skywarn/Spotter Training Schedule

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Texas Addition

The 17th Annual Lou Withrow SkyWarn Training Session for the Austin
area and south central Texas will be held on Saturday / 10 February 2007
from 830am to 400pm at the Commons Building/Big Tex Auditorium at the
University of Texas Pickle Research Campus in north Austin.

All persons involved in severe and inclement weather safety and with
the recognition of severe weather (tornadoes, severe thunderstorms) are
encouraged to attend. Storm spotters/chasers, ham/amateur radio
operators, law enforcement/fire/EMS and first responders along with
media representatives - photojournalists and reporters - are especially
targeted in this training which will include Larry Eblen's basic and
advanced SkyWarn instruction/concepts. However, the session is open to
all and the training is free (except lunch on your own).

Our keynote speaker for the session will be Dr. Kevin Kloesel of the
University of Oklahoma who promises an informative and entertaining
presentation entitled "Radar and Other Limitations of the Meteorological
World - Explained!"

The 17th Annual Lou Withrow SkyWarn Training is sponsored by:
- The Department of Geography and the Environment / University of Texas
- The National Weather Service / Austin - San Antonio Office
- The LCRA
- The American Red Cross
- The 3M Austin Amateur Radio Club

The session's website, with details, can be found at:

See you in February...

Troy Kimmel
Program Chairperson

Troy M. Kimmel, Jr.
Lecturer and Manager, Weather and Climate Resource Center,
Department of Geography and the Environment,
University of Texas at Austin
Chief Meteorologist, KVET/KASE/KFMK Radio (Clear Channel Austin)