Media Release

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class

Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:00 AM

4:25 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service Jacksonville, will be sponsoring a Basic and Advanced SKYWARN Storm Spotter class on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008, from 6 PM until 8:30 PM.  The class will be held at Room 286 in the Reitz Union on the campus of the University of Florida.

As severe weather is a fact of life in Florida,  Alachua County is looking for volunteers to become their eyes and ears on the ground to provide better weather watch and warning services .  The mission of the National Weather Service and local Emergency Management is to protect lives and property during severe weather incidents.  Even with advancements in technology, such as Doppler radar, government officials must rely on a network of trained volunteers.  

For more information or to register, email Alachua County Emergency Management at or call 352.264.6500.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).