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Hopkins County Skywarn Scheduled For Thursday, February 17

The 2022 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready. Therefore, the National Weather Service will be
conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Hopkins County on Thursday, February 17, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will partner with the Sulphur Springs Police Department. Registration for this online class is at: https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap. There is no cost to attend this class. This virtual class combines with Rockwall County.

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 a regional severe weather preparedness campaign. You can find other courses in the region at 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. Finally, it tells you to report vital weather information to the National Weather Service Fort Worth Office and local public safety officials. “By participating in this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” 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. We hope you attend these free classes to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”

The Hopkins County severe weather program, is one of several training sessions the Fort Worth National Weather Service Office will conduct between January and March 2022. The National
Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 North and Central Texas counties. For more information on severe weather, visit our website
at https://weather.gov/fortworth, or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth and on Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.