|Photo by Stormin Steve|
May I present to you the graduates of the Class of 2015 SKYWARN® storm spotters online training course. These seven brave classmates and two administrators will forever after be known as the Super SKYWARN® Spotter Squad (SSSS). As Principal and Chief Administrator, I would like to announce the awards bestowed upon each participant by me, and thank them for their loyalty and dedication to the mission. Each accomplished member of the Squad received a frame-able 8x10 certificate and bragging rights to all things pertaining to SSSS.
Doppler Dave - Co-Class President & Founder is hereby awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Severe Thunderstorm Critical Detection and PT Deployment.
Stormin Steve - Co-Class President & Founder is hereby awarded First Honors for Love of Learning and Analytics.
Altocumulus Alexa - Valedictorian, graduates summa cum laude for her valiant scholarship in all things Weather.
Arctic Enema Allen - Salutatorian, graduates magna cum laude (for being married to the Valedictorian) and for his tunnel funnel vision.
All Hail Adam - is hereby awarded the Citizenship Award for exhibiting qualities and characteristics of good sportsmanship and an overall spirit representative of the event.Ben Breezy - is hereby awarded the Perfect Attendance Award for being present from start to finish.
Stephanie Sunshine - is hereby awarded the Best Overall Award for her academic performance, community service, and exemplary leadership demonstrated by bringing the best snack!
Sue-nami - Vice Principal & Chief Weather Officer is hereby awarded an Honorable Shout-out for her hostessing extraordinaire, specializing in serving dishes.
Typhoon Tammy - Principal & Chief Administrator
If you and your weather peeps are interested in establishing a similar squad, please visit: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/ for more information. The main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms. Your community could use this valuable human resource to form the first line of defense against severe weather.
And it's a great excuse for a weather party with nicknames and snacks!