New online weather reporting method available

The northern Indiana office of the National Weather Service (NWS) has a new way for SKYWARN storm spotters to send reports via the Internet. A new spotter report form on the office’s website succeeds the old eSpotter website. I wrote previously that the NWS plans to shut down the eSpotter site soon.

The new Web form allows you to report a number of weather phenomena, including:

  • Dense Fog
  • Flood
  • Hail
  • High wind speed
  • Tornado
  • Funnel cloud
  • Wind damage
  • Snow
  • Freezing rain
  • Rainfall totals

Reports entered into the new form appear on an Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) workstation at the weather forecast office, where a meteorologist will notice it immediately.

To get to the new form, visit the office’s home page at and click on the “Submit Report” link in the left-hand menu (under “Current Hazards”). Or just click here and bookmark the page.

Screen shot of report form