NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEARCH OF SNOWFALL CONTACTS

December 20, 2016

The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in La Crosse, Wisconsin is seeking contacts for reporting snowfall this winter. Specifically the NWS is looking for people who live in small towns or rural areas that would be willing to be called when 2 or more inches of snow has fallen.

The NWS relies on actual snowfall reports from volunteers to keep track of winter storms and keep the media informed of snowfall totals. This information supplements other sources of information, such as radar and snowfall totals from sheriff's departments, road crews, and local airports.

Volunteers can call or email in their reports to the NWS, or the NWS will call when updates are needed.

Reports can be submitted via the Internet, at the following address:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/StormReport/SubmitReport.php?site=arx

Interested individuals are encouraged to send an e-mail to: todd.shea@noaa.gov

Please include your address and a telephone number. The NWS will contact those individuals for future collaboration if your location is an area we still need information from. There are some areas we already have adequate coverage for.

The service has a home page on the Internet: http://weather.gov/lacrosse