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FYI: Emergency Management Offering Severe Weather Spotter Training on Thursday

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by Camel City Dispatch

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management will give away two weather alert radios during the Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training it will hold on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension building, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem.

The training will include how and why buildings fail in high winds; thunderstorm development and severity; recognizing storm and cloud elements; anticipating storm motions, intensity and severity based on cloud structure; and lightning dynamics and threats.

The training is free. No registration is required. For more information call the Office of Emergency Management at 336-767-6161 or send an e-mail to leighac [at]

Skywarn volunteers support their local community by providing the National Weather Service with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports provide invaluable data to meteorologists and supplement information provided by other observation tools, including Doppler radar, when issuing official severe weather warnings.

The training is being co-sponsored by the National Weather Service. For more information visit

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