January 23, 2014

SKYWARN storm spotter training offered Thursday, Jan. 30

Vanderbilt University will host a SKYWARN storm spotter training session on Thursday, Jan. 30, for faculty, staff, students and members of the Nashville community. The free training session lasts about two hours and will be held at 2 p.m. at the Vanderbilt University Police Department training annex at 115 28th Ave. South.

SKYWARN is a program of the National Weather Service (NWS) to train volunteer weather spotters who coordinate with local emergency management officials and send reports of weather-based phenomena to the NWS.

Vanderbilt hosts the spotter training sessions in collaboration with the local branch of the NWS every two years. The free training satisfies one of the requirements of Vanderbilt’s StormReady University designation, awarded in 2006.

No preregistration is required. For more information contact Jeff Mangrum, Medical Center preparedness coordinator, at 936-8224 or Jeffery.d.mangrum@vanderbilt.edu or Johnny Vanderpool, Campus Emergency preparedness coordinator at 343-4804 or johnny.vanderpool@vanderbilt.edu.