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2019-2020 Snow Season

Spotter Training Updates!

  • The new 2020 SKYWARN training schedule is now online. New locations/dates will be added as they are scheduled, so you may want to check back periodically at the following link.  https://www.weather.gov/bou/spot_training
  • Important: If you are a trained spotter and have not had refresher training since 2010 you will be removed from the active spotter database following the 2020 Spring training season. So come out this spring if it has been awhile since you've been to a class. We have been getting too many phone disconnects and moves in the past seasons without notification. 
  • If you were a newly trained spotter in 2019 and did not receive a letter and spotter number, please contact scott.entrekin@noaa.gov.
  • If you are an existing spotter that was retrained, the spotter database has been updated with your latest information, but no formal letters will be issued.

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