ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 22, 2016)—Orange County and the National Weather Service office in Raleigh encourage residents to save the date for the upcoming SKYWARN Spotter training class.   

This free training will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill.  

SKYWARN is a program designed to train volunteers to identify and report severe weather to local weather offices. The information received from residents adds value to alerts that are issued by the local forecast office, such as severe thunderstorms or flash flood warnings, and it helps residents to take more timely and appropriate actions when severe weather strikes.  

The training class is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required and there are no prerequisites for the class.  Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend.  

The Southern Human Services Center is located at 2501 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

For more information about SKYWARN, please visit