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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM EST on February 06, 2016

This week is severe weather preparedness week in Georgia. Today we will
discuss the Skywarn program.

Skywarn is a program the National Weather Service uses to improve
severe storm warnings. Trained volunteers serve as storm spotters.
These spotters pass on vital ground truth information to forecasters
during severe weather events. They are the eyes and ears not only
for forecasters... but for the community as a whole.

Skywarn volunteers come from all walks of life... and generally have
two things in common... an interest in weather and an interest in
serving their community. Certain organizations often involved in
Skywarn include:

Emergency management... law enforcement... Fire Department and Rescue
squads... and amateur radio groups

Any organization or person can become a Skywarn spotter... but they
must first complete the necessary training from the National Weather
Service. These training classes are offered as requested during the
period of January to March 15th. Each class will be done in a
grouping of 1 to 4 counties. Anyone interested in attending a
spotter training class is asked to contact their counties emergency
management office to get a schedule of upcoming classes.
Sometimes... depending on demand... a second season of classes is
offered between September and November.

For further information on Skywarn... please visit

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Alabama - Flood Warning
Alaska - Wind Advisory
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Air Quality Alert
Illinois - Flood Warning
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Blizzard Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory
Minnesota - Blizzard Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Montana - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - High Wind Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Special Statement , Record Report
New York - Special Statement , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Watch , High Wind Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - High Wind Warning , Blizzard Watch , Blizzard Warning , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Lake Wind Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Blizzard Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Hydrologic Statement , Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Special Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement

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