Severe weather training coming up

ANDERSON — Madison County Emergency Management Agency and the Indianapolis Office of the National Weather Service plan Stormnet (Skywarn) Training from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson.

The training will focus on severe weather and tornado recognition.

Presenters will be Michael D. Ryan, meteorologist, National Weather Service, Indianapolis; and Dale Bales, director of warning, and Steve Riley, director of communications for the county emergency management agency.

Ryan will provide information to help people identify dangerous cloud appearances and weather conditions. He will compare observable conditions to what is displayed on weather radar.

The county warning procedures and communications protocols for the observer network also will be reviewed, and severe weather safety tips will be provided.

Anyone interested in severe weather recognition is invited to attend: this includes Stormnet Severe Weather Observers — Hams and EMA; public safety first responders — law enforcement, fire, EMS, and other public safety professionals; security, safety, recovery health professionals and service providers; governmental officials and employees; and citizens interested in severe weather observation and recognition.

Attendees should enter at the green awning.

For more details, email tharmeson@madisoncounty.in.gov.