News Release, Charles County Government

Do you have an interest in weather specifically heavy rain and flooding? The National Weather Service Forecast Office and the Charles County Office of Emergency Management will offer a free SKYWARN® Flooding Training on Thursday, April 25 at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Help your local National Weather Service (NWS) office by providing the ground truth on the atmosphere observed from radar, satellites, and various reporting stations.

An NWS meteorologist will teach this class and provide related materials. Attendees will be trained to recognize different types of flooding, learn how it is forecast and what causes it to occur, and get an in-depth look into the science of hydrology. The SKYWARN Basics course is NOT required prior to attending this course.

At the end of the course, you will be assigned a SKYWARN® spotter number which will be maintained in the official database at the NWS in Sterling. You will also be directed how to report this vital weather information. Past participants are welcomed to attend for a refresher class. To register, go Registration is required.

For more information, contact Jennifer Adams atAdamsJen@CharlesCountyMD.govor 301-609-3430. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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