Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Monday, Jan 30. The 2023 spring severe weather season is pretty close, and the National Weather Service (NWS)and local public safety officials want you to be ready. Therefore, the National Weather Service Office (NWS) out of Fort Worth will conduct a free severe weather training class for Lamar County on Monday, Jan 30, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Paris Police Department. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the City of Paris partners with the National Weather Service for the program.
There is no cost to attend this class, and no registration is required. This class is for anyone interested in severe weather, established storm spotters, and anyone who wants to learn more about the extreme weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared. This class is part of the NWS Fort Worth Office’s annual severe weather preparedness campaign.
You can find other regional classes on the full schedule: https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap.
This year’s program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms. The program will also review thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms. Additionally, the program highlights extreme weather safety and how you can report vital weather information to the NWS Fort Worth Office and local public safety officials.
“By participating in this training session, you will better understand Texas’ severe weather threats,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. Instead, we hope you attend these free classes to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region yearly.”
The Lamar County SKYWARN Storm Spotter class is one of several severe weather training sessions the NWS Fort Worth Office will conduct around the region between January and March 2023. The National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties. They are in North and Central Texas. For more information, visit our website at https://weather.gov/fortworth, or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth and on Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.
Tuesday night at 11:31, Paris Police observed a vehicle in the 700-block of Pecan Court with the interior light on and stopped to investigate due to recent burglaries of motor vehicles. The officer visited with the owner, who advised that he had locked his car and no one had burglarized it. However, the owner did report that someone had robbed it about a month ago, but he had not notified anyone. The victim said that someone had opened both front doors and had stolen a pistol and a broken iPhone. The investigation continues.
Paris Police responded to 48 calls for service and arrested one person on Tuesday (Jan 24).