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The National Weather Service Needs Your Help!

To accurately understand what is happening across our area in real time, we (the National Weather Service) have over 500 weather spotters that have been trained to reports all types of weather to us, including rain and snowfall reports. Training is held year-round, and you can always find online training via our YouTube Channel. For more information on the program visit our local spotter page. We can’t stress how much these real-time, ground truth, reports help us at the office.

If you’re looking for something to do on a more consistent basis, have you ever heard of CoCoRaHS? Citizen scientists wishing to report snow and rainfall amounts are encouraged to join the community collaborative, rain, hail and snow network. Daily reports are sent via the internet and used by the National Weather Service and other agencies daily.

Six Basic Steps for Properly Measuring Snow infographic

All information on this page has been supplied by the National Weather Service.

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