ACC Eastview Campus,
3400 Webberville Road, Austin, TX 78702
ACC Parking Map PDF (Please park in lots B/C/D/F - do not park in faculty/staff lots!!)
Saturday / 03
8:15 am to 4:15 pm / BASIC & ADVANCED TRAINING
NWS Austin/San Antonio will be
tweeting live during the session at... @NWSSanAntonio
Please tweet your pictures and questions during our event using... #atxskywarn
Austin Community College (ACC)
National Weather Service / Austin - San Antonio
L C R A
3M Austin Amateur Radio Club
Austin Amateur Radio Club
American Red Cross - Centex Chapter
City of Austin Watershed Protection
Session Chairperson: Session Asst Chairperson: Technical Chairperson:
Troy Kimmel (Email) Bob Rose Albert Ramon
Larry and Barbara Gensch
South Central Texas SkyWarn Spotter Manual (PDF)
No advance registration required. This session is FREE of charge (other than lunch on your own).
Plenty of Free Parking.
Sign in / Registration starts at 8:15am the day of the training (please do not arrive before 8:15am).
A certificate of completion will be presented to those participants, at the end of the day, for those
completing the entire training session.
This training is open to the general public.
Those involved in public safety and severe weather safety / recognition, such as amateur radio operators,
first responders (police officers, firefighters and EMS officials), emergency management officials and
media representatives (reporters, photojournalists) are encouraged to attend this important session.
.... Basic and Advanced Spotter Training ....
8:15 - 9:00 am.... Session Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am.... Session Welcome by Troy Kimmel
and Bob Rose
Facility Guidelines and Reminder - Larry and Barbara Gensch / Tammy L. Mate-Peterson
9:15 - 9:35 am.... Welcome from the National Weather
Service / Austin-San Antonio
Joe Arellano, Meteorologist in Charge, NWS / Austin-San Antonio
9:35 - 9:45 am.... South
Central Texas SkyWarn Spotter Guide Update - Troy Kimmel
(found at: www.la.utexas.edu/users/kimmel/skywarnbook.pdf )
10:00 am.... ATXFloods Update - Matt Porcher, City
of Austin Watershed
- 10:15am.... Travis County Severe Weather and the
Michael Lyttle, Travis County Severe Weather VOST
10:15am - 1030am.... COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by / Courtesy of the American Red Cross)
10:30 - 12:00
noon.... Basic SkyWarn Training Session
Jason Runyen, Lead Forecaster, NWS/Austin-San Antonio
12:00 noon - 1:15 pm.... LUNCH - On Your Own
- 2:15 pm.... Keynote Address / "Weather Wars -
The Last Forecaster"
Kevin Kloesel, Director, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
2:15 - 3:45 pm.... Advanced SkyWarn Training Session
Paul Yura, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS/Austin-San Antonio
3:45 - 4:00 pm.... Question and
Answer / Exercise
PAST PROGRAMS and LINKS:
2017 26th Annual SkyWarn Program
(Saturday/11 February 2017) - ACC Eastview Campus,
Kevin Kloesel's Keynote Address - "The Pitfalls of Social Media-rology" link to: PDF