It won’t be long before the spring severe storm season starts in North Texas, and the National Weather Service is launching the 2022 “Severe Weather Awareness Tour.”
However, for the second year in a row, the number of in-person Skywarn storm spotter training seminars will be limited, although several virtual presentations are being offered.
No in-person or virtual events had been scheduled for Rockwall or Hunt counties as of Tuesday.
The closest in-person Skywarn program is scheduled for Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the City of Kaufman fire station.
Anyone is allowed to sign up for virtual events, although pre-registration is required. The virtual Skywarn program for Collin and Denton counties is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15.
The Skywarn class is for established storm spotters. Anyone with an interest in severe weather, and/or anyone who wants to learn more about the severe weather threats in North and Central Texas and how to be prepared. The class is free of charge.
The program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms, highlights severe weather safety and how area residents can report severe weather information back to the National Weather Service and local public safety officials.
Additional information on this year’s Skywarn program is available at https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap