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.
The National Weather Service will conduct a free, virtual severe weather training class for Lamar County on Monday, Jan
31, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program partners with the Paris & Lamar County Emergency Management.
You can find registration for this online class at: https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap. There is no cost to attend this class.
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 on the full schedule:
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 strict weather safety and how you can 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. So instead, we hope you attend these free classes to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.”
The Lamar 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
counties in North and Central Texas. 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: @NWSFortWort.