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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist, Planning and Business Continuity

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training a Success

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Houston, March 28, 2014 - Dan Reilly, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office for Houston-Galveston, in collaboration with the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management, conducted a SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training on campus on March 21.

SKYWARN Spotters are a group of trained volunteers that watch the skies during severe weather and relay reports back to local emergency management officials and the National Weather Service. There were 29 participants who came from all over the Houston area to learn how to identify different types of severe weather incidents.

"The National Weather Service actually relies on the reports from SKYWARN Spotters to issue weather warnings," UH Emergency Management Specialist Kelly Boysen said.

The training benefits the National Weather Service and the Houston-Galveston area. For information on local SKYWARN Storm Spotter trainings in the area, click here.


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The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 39,500 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.