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 Host:
   Jay Hoffman

    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 - Jay Hoffman

      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....  Submitting Storm Reports via Social Media -  Tricia Clarke, Travis County VOST                                               

     10:00am - 10:15am.... An ATXFloods Update - Scott Prinsen, City of Austin Watershed Protection                                   

     10:15am - 1030am....  COFFEE BREAK (Sponsored by / Courtesy of the American Red Cross)

     10:30 - 12:00 noon.... Basic SkyWarn Training Session
                                                   Jon Zeitler, Science and Operations Officer/Meteorologist, 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 (University of Oklahoma)

       2:15 - 3:45 pm.... Advanced SkyWarn Training Session
                                           Jason Runyen, Senior Lead Forecaster, NWS/Austin-San Antonio 

      3:45 - 4:00 pm.... Question and Answer Session

      4:00 pm....           Session Close



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