SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - If you are an emergency manager, in the fire department, law enforcement, or have your ham radio license, listen up. A SKYWARN storm spotter meeting is scheduled for next Monday night, April 8th, from 6-8pm at the San Augustine Courthouse.
SKYWARN is a storm spotter network that works in conjunction with the National Weather Service offices around the country. This seminar is for beginners or anyone interested in helping relay severe weather reports to the National Weather Service in Shreveport and local television outlets like us at KTRE-TV 9.
This training seminar is very important as the spotters out in the field are the extra set of eyes and ears for monitoring and relaying severe weather information so that we can then alert the public of impending weather.
We use radar to analyze the storms, but there is no substitute for someone at ground level giving us the information that is crucial to protecting life and property.
Keep in mind that we are beginning to enter the peak of severe weather season, so this meeting could not have come at a better time for first responders or any weather enthusiasts that would like to help us out in times of severe weather.
This SKYWARN meeting, while held at the San Augustine Courthouse, will incorporate the tri-county area of Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties.