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Lake Amateur Radio Association to present severe-weather class

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2008

TAVARES — The Lake Amateur Radio Association of the Amateur Radio Emergency Services group (ARES) is presenting on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. a SKYWARN severe-weather spotter training course in room 233 of the Lake County Administration Building, located at 315 W. Main St., Tavares.

The class is open to the public and it helps participants learn more about severe weather in Florida. Dennis Decker, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Melbourne, will be conducting the training course. The goal of the SKYWARN program is to train citizens to report severe weather to the National Weather Service to improve warning accuracy and timeliness. The class will cover thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, microburst wind, lightning and communications. Upon completion of the course, participants will be official SKYWARN spotters for the National Weather Service.

For more information about the training course, call Strait Hollis at (352) 589-6609.

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