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2021 Spotter Training

  • 2021 virtual SKYWARN spotter training sessions have now completed for the 2021 season. Thank you to all that attended our training sessions this Spring. Please check back in early 2022 for the next scheduled training sessions.   
  • If you live in and near any of the 2020 fire burn scars across Northern Colorado you may be eligible for a rain gauge. Please email Scott.Entrekin@noaa.gov to inquire about these gauges. 

2021-2022 Snow Season

  • If you want your station to be added to the spotter snow tables for the upcoming 2021-2022 season, send me an email to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov
  • The final 2020-21 spotter snow table can be found here.
  • For Winter reporting guidelines, see the following link to the Skywarn page here.
  • CoCoRahs provides an excellent training sources for measuring snow. Check it out here.  https://cocorahs.org/media/docs/measuringSnow2.1.pdf
  • Final monthly/seasonal snowfall maps from 2019-2020 have been completed and can be accessed here.  https://www.weather.gov/bou/Snowmaps

Online Reporting Form

  • There is an on-line reporting form for sending in winter and severe weather reports. The link can be found at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/report. Please bookmark this address. This can also be used from your mobile device. 
  • Please indicate your spotter number on the last entry page (Review and Send). This will help us identify you as an officially trained spotter. 
  • Caution: Do not use Internet Explorer, except for the new Edge Internet browser with Microsoft. Chrome and Firefox will also work. 
  • The new address can still be found under the drop down menu from current hazards from weather.gov/bou. 

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  • Submit storm report will be on the far left hand pull down menu under current hazards.
  • If you have moved and changed addresses or phone numbers,  please send me a quick note with the change to scott.entrekin@noaa.gov.
  • Thanks for all your continuing support in the Spotter Program. Scott Entrekin