News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –June 16, 2020–The Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, in partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS), will host a free virtual training session to teach Calvert County residents how to spot and report hazardous weather. The session will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.

The SKYWARN® basic training course offers residents in-depth information on recognizing features associated with developing, mature and dissipating thunderstorms that cause hazardous weather including lightning, flooding, hail, tornadoes and downbursts. Attendees will also learn basics about winter weather and tropical hazards.

At the end of the training course, attendees will be assigned a SKYWARN® spotter number, which is maintained in the official database at the NWS in Sterling, Virginia. Attendees will also be directed how to report vital weather information to the NWS. Citizens who have attended this course previously, but want a refresher, are encouraged to attend.

Citizens can sign up for the class online at www.weather.gov/lwx/skywarn. Registration closes Sunday, June 28 at 1 p.m. and is required for participation in this course. For more information, please contact the Division of Emergency Management at 410-535-1600, ext. 2638.