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Registration Open for National Weather Service SKYWARN® Tropical Class

The St. Mary’s County Government Department of Emergency Services will host an in-person SKYWARN® Tropical course on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room, located in the Chesapeake Building at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown. Taught by a National Weather Service meteorologist, the SKYWARN® Tropical course provides in-depth training on tropical weather hazards and the role of spotters during these events. The course is intended for all levels of expertise, though participants should have previously attended a SKYWARN® Basic class. Topics to be covered include: Tropical Cyclone Components and Formation Tropical Cyclone Climatology Hazards Associated with Tropical Cyclones NWS Tropical Weather Products The role of a SKYWARN® spotter in Tropical Weather Tropical Cyclone Safety This class is offered free of charge; however, registration is required (class limited to 40 participants). For more information or to register, please visit, call the Department of Emergency Services at (301) 475-4200, ext. 2125, or email

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