Weather watcher class planned

Published 2:03 am Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Covington County Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are looking for a few people interested in the weather to become weather watchers.

The National Weather Service Mobile Office will offer a free BASIC SKYWARN Weather Spotter class from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tues., March 26, at the Covington County Administration Complex. The office is located at 260 Hillcrest Drive in Andalusia.

SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community. For more information on SKYWARN visit, or find them on Facebook @skywarnspotter.

For additional information, email or call 334.428.2670.