Don’t forget that WeatherFest and Spotter Training is this coming weekend, April 1. It is an all-day event (starting about 9). Spotter training is at 14:30, but you will want to be there earlier for the Severe Weather Seminars starting at 12:30.
For more information see: http://snr.unl.edu/cpsws/index.asp
Have you thought about getting your Amateur Radio license but don’t know where to start? Join us in room 130 at Union College’s Krueger Center (approximately 50th and Bancroft) from 18:30-21:30 starting Tuesday, April 18, and continuing each Tuesday through May 23.
No book required and classes are free!
There is no need to pre-register, just show up on April 18.
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The April club meeting is April 12 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.
Presentation by Jim Davidsaver
Jim Davidsaver, Lancaster County Emergency Management Director, will talk about the EOC (Emergency Operation Center).
The EOC is designed to coordinate and manage the response and recovery operations during disasters and other declared emergencies.
The most common activation of the EOC is severe weather, so you don’t want to miss this presentation!
The March club meeting is March 8 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.
Presentation by Ken Dewey
After years of chasing storms, the storms finally caught Ken Dewey, WDØBIV, and trashed his home and neighborhood on the afternoon of May 9, 2016. Come to the next club meeting at LI-COR on March 8. Ken will give us his first-hand account, with photos and videos, of Lincoln’s worst hailstorm on record and Lincoln’s first tornado since 1957.
Oh, and he might just give us an outlook of what to expect this coming storm season in our area.
The annual storm spotter training will be held April 1 in conjunction with the 17 annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium. It is being held this year at the Nebraska Innovation Campus located at 2021 Transformation Dr (https://goo.gl/maps/FaLRn8dQkTP2).
The severe weather seminars start at 12:30 with the spotter training at 14:30.
State spotter certification will be offered for those who need it. If you passed the state spotter credentials in 2013 or before, you will need to re-certify. State certification is good for three years. In addition to attending the April 1 training, new and renewed spotters must complete two online courses and take the written exam in order to receive the state credentials.
Online courses are available at http://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23. You will need to complete the modules titled: Role of SKYWARN® Spotters
and SKYWARN® Spotter Convective Basics. Be sure to send the certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org.