The 2024 spring severe weather season is pretty close, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready.
The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Fort Worth will conduct a free Severe Weather Education class in Hopkins County on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sulphur Springs City Hall. Officially known as the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class, the program will partner with the City of Sulphur Springs. There is no cost to attend this class, no pre-registration is required, and you do not have to be a resident of Hopkins County to attend.
This class is for established storm spotters and anyone interested in learning more about severe weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared. The class will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms. The program will also explore thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms. Additionally, the program highlights extreme weather safety and how you can report robust weather information to the NWS Fort Worth Office and local public safety officials.
The Hopkins County Severe Weather Education class is part of NWS Fort Worth’s annual severe weather preparedness campaign. It is one of several extreme weather training programs the NWS Fort Worth Office will conduct around the region between January and March 2024. You can find other classes across the region at https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap.
The National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather-related services for 46 North and Central Texas counties. For more information, visit the NWS Fort Worth Office website at https://weather.gov/fortworth, find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth, or on Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.