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Valarie Smith
Executive Secretary

Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Held on Campus

Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Held on Campus

Houston, April 7, 2017 —Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dan Reilly of the National Weather Service Office for Houston-Galveston, in coordination with the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management, conducted a SKYWARN Storm Spotter training March 8 on the UH campus.

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are a group of trained volunteers who learn to view the skies during severe weather and relay reports back to the National Weather Service. From cloud formations to changes in the wind, the spotters learn what the warning signs are and the importance of sharing that information with the National Weather Service.

More than 25 participants, including UH staff, students and individuals from the surrounding Houston area, came to learn how to identify different types of severe weather conditions.

"The SKYWARN Storm Spotter training also teaches severe weather preparedness and increases one's awareness about these kind of hazards," said UH Office of Emergency Management Director Kelly Boysen. "Weather-related incidents are still the most common emergencies for campus and the Houston area. For this reason, we appreciate partnering with the National Weather Service each year during the spring to offer this valuable training on campus."

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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 nearly 44,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.