November Club Meeting – SKYWARN Spotter Training

On November 12, 2022, the Davis County Amateur Radio Club will be hosting our monthly training. Our presenter will be Kevin Barjenbruch with the national Weather Service. He will present information on Skywarn Spotter Training.

During this informal course, attendees will receive information on 1) important weather terminology and extreme weather criteria, 2) how to correctly identify significant weather features and events, 3) what information the spotter is to report and how to report it, 4) ways to receive weather information before and during extreme weather events, and 5) weather safety information.

This training will be conducted on November 12, 2022 at the Davis County Sherriff’s Department located at 800 West State Street, Farmington, Utah 84025. Please enter from the employee parking lot on the north side of the building. Our meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am

Here is a little information about Kevin: Kevin Barjenbruch serves as the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Salt Lake City, UT.  A rural Nebraska native, Kevin developed an interest in weather early on, and will tell you that the impact of weather on his family’s livelihood had much to do with his career choice.  Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Meteorology, he began his career in the National Weather Service at Weather Service Office Fort Wayne, IN in 1988.  Following operational forecaster positions at Weather Forecast Office Cleveland, OH, then Weather Forecast Office Northern Indiana, he accepted his current position in Salt Lake City in 2004.  This signaled a move from 16 years as an operational forecaster, to a position where education and outreach are the focus.  Serving as the primary customer service representative to the local community, including media and a diverse emergency management and response community, Kevin’s current focus is on improving awareness, preparedness, and response related to hazardous weather events.  As such, he spends much of his time meeting with emergency management officials to ensure they are informed of decision support services that the National Weather Service provides, as well as working with communities on hazard preparedness and mitigation initiatives, such as the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador and StormReady programs.  Kevin also serves on the State Emergency Response and Utah State Hazard Mitigation Teams.

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