Oakland County Provides Free Skywarn Classes

Feburary 18, 2015

By Bre'Anna Tinsley

Oakland County and the National Weather Service in White Lake are providing free Skywarn classes to residents. Skywarn is a program that teaches participants how to accurately identify weather patterns and storm threats.

Oakland County Homeland Security Manager Ted Quisenberry says the classes provide residents with a higher level of safety.

What the Skywarn people will be able to do is when a storm is coming they will be able to then kind of watch and look and see and then report out what it is they are seeing. So in addition to then knowing because depending on what they are seeing out there they’ll know how severe it is and what their actions should be."

Quisneberry says trained Skywarn observers provide the National Weather Service with more eyes and more location specific reports during severe storms.

Skywarn classes start in March. Registration is available on Oakland County Homeland Security’s website.