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
- High wind speed
- Funnel cloud
- Wind damage
- 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 www.weather.gov/iwx and click on the “Submit Report” link in the left-hand menu (under “Current Hazards”). Or just click here and bookmark the page.