28th Annual                                                           
  Lou Withrow SKYWARN
  Austin / South Central Texas
  Severe Weather Spotter Training Session

   ACC Eastview Campus, Building 8500
   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 / 02 February 2019
   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

   Sponsored by:              

   Austin Community College (ACC)              

   National Weather Service / Austin - San Antonio        

   Midland Electronics

   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                                  

   Session Hosts:
   Larry and Barbara Gensch
  
   
ASSOCIATED PUBLICATIONS:

    South Central Texas SkyWarn Spotter Manual (PDF) 

     REGISTRATION:
             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.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
             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.

     PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE:

            PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
             .... 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 )

      9:45 - 10:00 am....  TBA                                                 

     10:00am - 10:15am.... TBA                                   

     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

       1:15 - 2:15 pm....  Keynote Address / TBA
                                               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

      4:00 pm....           Session Close


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PAST PROGRAMS and LINKS:

2017 26th Annual SkyWarn Program (Saturday/11 February 2017) - ACC Eastview Campus, Austin, TX....
Kevin Kloesel's Keynote Address - "The Pitfalls of Social Media-rology"   link to: PDF

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