Through the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training program, which the National Weather Service (Bismarck office) and Williams County Emergency Management are jointly organizing, residents of Williston and Williams County will have the chance to better their understanding of severe weather phenomena on April 4, 2024. This event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Williams County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located at 3429 4th Ave. W. This educational initiative aims to equip all attendees with essential knowledge about thunderstorm formation and associated hazards, including flash floods, tornadoes, lightning, wind, and hail.

Here's what will be covered:

The training session will delve into the intricacies of severe weather patterns, shedding some light on the mechanisms behind their development and the potential risks they pose to our communities. You will gain insights into identifying key indicators of severe weather events and learn effective strategies for reporting such incidents to the National Weather Service.

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training's Impact on Local Preparedness

One of the primary objectives of the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training is to empower you with the ability to recognize and respond to severe weather threats promptly. By putting together a network of trained storm spotters within the community, the program contributes to enhancing local preparedness and resilience in the face of adverse weather conditions.

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Here's the best part! Participation in this informative session is open to all interested individuals, with no registration requirements and free admission. Whether you're a weather enthusiast, a concerned citizen, or someone with a vested interest in safeguarding our community, this training presents a valuable opportunity to deepen your understanding of severe weather phenomena and contribute to the collective effort in mitigating their impact. Mark your calendars for April 4th, and be sure to be at the Williams County EOC for an enlightening and empowering experience.

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