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CLINCH COUNTY SKYWARN

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDER ON WHAT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT HAS EVER HAPPNED IN YOUR COUNTY?? IF SO GO CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT.

History of Clinch Co. Skywarn Assoc.

The Clinch County Skywarn Association was a dream of Larry Morrell Jr, who is currently the Associations coordinator. Larry took a basic spotters class in Waycross, Ga in 2000. A few months later he took the "Advanced Skywarn Spotter" test and passed. During the next 2 years Larry tried to recruit people in town to become a storm spotter, but had no luck. Then in the summer of 2003, Larry met Wesley Roundtree. Wesley would later become the association Asst. Coordinator. They began to talk about storm spotting and a few months later with Wesley and his wife Caroline’s helped Larry got some people signed up to become spotters. The first private (non EMA) Skywarn class in Clinch County was held in November 2003 and Clinch County had 5 new spotters. That first group consisted of: Wesley & Caroline Roundtree, Curley & Carol James, and Larry Morrell Sr. After word got around about the start of the spotter group, they soon had 17 new sign ups. On Feb 10, 2005 Larry had the television station in Albany Ga (WALB) come and do a story about the class. As a result of the news story 25 people became “Advanced Skywarn Spotters”. Then in the summer of 2005, "The Clinch County News", wrote a front page story about Larry and the spotter group. Due to increased interest another class was planned for Feb 23, 2006 .Which also coincides with Georgia's Severe Weather Awareness Week. WALB TV from Albany came and done a special story for the 5, 6, and 11pm news cast that aired the week of the class. We had 16 people to come to the class that night. Two people came from as far away as Lenox, GA, which is almost 90 miles away. This brings us up to date.

(Will add more as needed)

Click here for the story from WALB

Our Assoc. Officers:

Director, Larry E. Morrell Jr

Coordinator, Jerome Sherrod

Asst Coordinator, Wesley Roundtree

Treasure & Assoc Ladson, Caroline Roundtree

Sectary & Assoc photographer, Joe Sherrod

Web Master, Jerome Sherrod

Look in our photo pages to see Officer & Spotter pics.

DISCLAMER:
CLINCH COUNTY SKYWARN IS NOT RAN BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOR CLINCH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANGMENT AGENCY. IT IS A PRIVATE RAN SPOTTER GROUP