Tornado Alley is in the central region of the United States. Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska are the four main states of Tornado Alley. But also Iowa, South Dakota, parts of Colorado and Missouri are included.
Skywarn" weather-spotting training is a national program tracing its roots to the early 1950’s. Originated by local civilian groups in “tornado alley” they had people on the lookout for extreme weather. Today Skywarn’s two-hours free training program is offered by the National Weather Service. The two-hour class teaches people how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena. Having more trained weather observers all over contributes to public safety.
We have traversed the Tornado Alley and witnessed horrific aftermaths left by tornadoes. While Arizona is not part of the tornado alley, the area is often subject to dust storms. It would be helpful for us to take this training where we will learn:
- Basics of thunderstorm development
- Fundamentals of storm structure
- Identifying potential severe weather features
- Information to report
- How to report information
- Basic severe weather safety
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Aloha -- Cathi