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Storm Spotter Training Program

Severe weather is inevitable in Texas. Learn how to recognize the clues that suggest large hail, flash flooding, or a tornado.

As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth will present its SKYWARN severe weather program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 15. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. The program will be held in partnership with Garland's Office of Emergency Management. 

The 2014 program will discuss thunderstorm formation, ingredients, and features associated with severe storms. The presentation also will review tornado formation and behavior, and will give some insight as to why some storms produce tornadoes and some do not. Also learn what you can do to keep you and others safe when thunderstorms threaten, and discuss spotter operations and recommended reporting procedures. The two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, and will feature numerous new pictures of storms, as well as new video from the 2013 severe storm season.

The program is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is necessary. For more information on severe weather, visit Weather.gov/FortWorth, and on Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.