Anyone who’s ever wondered how a thunderstorm forms will be able to learn that and other related facts directly from the experts during a January class.

Representatives from the National Weather Service will teach the SKYWARN 2018 class in Cove Jan. 23, according to a news release from the fire department.

The class is geared toward the general public and will cover the basics of thunderstorm development and fundamentals of storm structure.

Attendees will learn how to identify potential severe weather features and basic severe weather safety.

Information about how to report information on various weather phenomena will also be part of the SKYWARN 2018 class.

“The weather in our area changes quite rapidly,” said Gary Young, Cove deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator. “The information that is to be presented in this class will provide an insight into how fast weather changes and, when it does change, what to look for, so individuals and families can be prepared and safe.”

Copperas Cove emergency management staff will also provide disaster preparedness information during the class.

SKYWARN 2018 will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Copperas Cove Police Department community room, 302 E. Avenue E. The class is free and open to the public.

The Copperas Cove Fire Department will release information on how to register for the class in the near future, according to Young.

254-501-7568 | jferraro@kdhnews.com

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